The Right to Be Different

Diversity Pictures, Images and PhotosIt's a topic that's been challenged for centuries. For the mere differences in beliefs, practice of faith, religion, sexual preference, and skin color that has been the motive for discrimination, abuse, wars and even murder. All of it based on the judgment of another's liberty to be dissimilar than another. I've never understood the logic behind condemning, especially when it’s scrutiny of diversity. I genuinely believe that it's a society's multiplicity of preferences are what universally moves our society to a more advanced, loving, kind and peaceful place. It's a fact that communities who are most accepting of a variety of choices, traditions, and religions maintain the most peace. After all, it's cruelty, viciousness and brutality that we need to be condemning, not the love and joy of another that is pursued in a different manner than our own.  

"We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."  ~Jimmy Carter


Nate said...

Ah yes.

Lena said...

If life would just tick along with this accepting diversity, I would be one very happy lady. The world shocks me at times.

Stephen Monteith said...

Your problem is in thinking logic of any kind is what drives discrimination. Hatred is hatred, and it rarely requires anything to exist. The reasons we present when asked why we hate (religion, race, revenge) are simply rationalizations.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to deal with how some people can be so mean and not accept others for their small differences. The hardest part for me is dealing with people who preach "Treat everyone equal" and then turn around and say you aren't welcome because of your sexuality choice or your race or your hair color. I love the quote you used at the end of this post.


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