New experiences open my mind to diversity.
It is enjoyable to learn something that expands our base of knowledge. Being in unfamiliar situations introduces all of us to a different scope of understanding. That understanding equips us to take an unbiased view of people and scenarios.
For example, from my perspective, visiting other countries exposes me to foreign cultures. I am curious about how things are done elsewhere. It gives me a sense of wonderment to see the differences.
When I learn about what offends others, I am more conscious of how I interact. I am respectful of other’s background even when it is different from mine. Being aware of the nuances in expectation helps to encourage healthy relations with others.
I am happy to have friends from various social upbringings. Understanding how they live and seeing their experiences show me humility.
I avoid taking my blessings for granted. I realize that some things that come easily to me are a privilege to others. I stay away from passing judgment when someone takes a particular view of my situation.
Being among varied beliefs teaches me to be polite and courteous, even when I hold a different point of view than someone I encounter.
Today, the beauty of the world comes from the diverse cultures, personalities, and backgrounds. Each day is a blessing to me because I am able to alter my perspective. My views of the world grow immensely with each passing day.
- How do I react when someone is being ostracized for their cultural background?
- How does diversity impact the results I am able to get from my team at work?
- What can I do to ensure my mind remains open to the differences in others?