Saturday, September 16, 2006
Diversity is about difference. And it is about respect for that difference. It is not about agreeing to the different culture or values. Neither is it about converting oneself to 'multi-culturalism'. If we examine closely, we ourselves are different. Our hands are a different size from our legs. We have two eyes but only one nose. And sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are sad. That does not mean that people should only respect us when we are happy and not when we are sad. No. It is a simple fact of life that everyone wants to be loved and respected. Diversity acknowledges that fact and patiently tries to weave a community of peace through it. Yes, Diversity requires enormous patience. And it also bring enormous hope for the modern world.