Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Diversity Makes The World More Colourful

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand
that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
- Maya Angelou -

What a magnificently diverse world this is...



We live in different areas.
In different climates.
Different houses.



We dress differently.
Look different.
Speak different languages.



We are faithful to different religions.
Walk different spiritual paths.
Or follow no religion at all.



We eat different foods.
Celebrate different holidays.
Enjoy different festivals.



We are a mosaic of cultures.
Traditions.
Histories.



Isn't it all wonderfully grand?

Diversity makes this amazing thing we call life that much more colourful, and something that should be celebrated and embraced.

Don’t you agree?

31 comments:

  1. Great post. This covers my life philosophy to a tee. The world would be a much better place if we accepted this idea.

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  2. Yes, diversity is a wonderful thing. Nice post, and loved all your photographs.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I like to play around with colours, especially during the winter months when I'm mostly indoors.

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  3. Absolutely! The whole world needs to learn and embrace this viewpoint. The root of all tyranny and oppression is the view that there is ONLY ONE correct way to be/think/behave/live (and of course it's MY way).

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    1. You got it, Debra. If we thought of ourselves as simply being 'human', it would be a start.

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  4. I embrace diversity! Lovely photos to go with your post!

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    1. I embrace it, too, Christine. And I find the world more exciting and interesting because of it.

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  5. Totally. And what a sad world we would live in if there was only one colour.

    My favourite quote above all others is this one from the great, Martin Luther King, Jr : I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    That, sums up diversity to me. Excellent post, Martha. Per usual :)

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    1. That is one of the best quotes, for sure! And yes, the world would be a very sad place if there was only one colour. And certainly very dull!

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  6. haahaaaa… I love the anger management cartoon … hahaaa

    What a beautiful post, Martha… the photography is just stellar! you can see the fuzzy stuff in the crayon paper! gorgeous colors and indeed … "Diversity makes this amazing thing we call life that much more colourful, and something that should be celebrated and embraced."

    One of my pet peeves and RANTS ;) are closed mindsets ~ everyone must be like me ~ drives me insane. insane, I tell ya.

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    1. I feel the same way, Carolyn. People with closed minds are utterly exhausting. I do participate in conversations with them as a way of entertainment. The things they say can be like being at a comedy festival :)

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  7. Love these pictures. I remember when you did these kinds of collections on your old blog. Brilliant stuff.

    Frankenberry is due home soon. Brown rice, beans and maple brown sugar ham. What's on tap for you guys?

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    1. I miss that blog, and wish I had more free time for it. Maybe I'll get back to it eventually. I don't know.

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    2. What was the hardest part about having two blogs?

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    3. Probably being consistent with the posting. And maybe finding interesting photos. It's hard enough keeping one blog going; two is twice the work. But this time of year it's impossible to keep up with anything, so when things get quiet during the cold season, I will think about it again. I love photography, and I really enjoy looking at other peoples' work. It's quite inspirational. We'll see in the fall how I feel, and where I'm at.

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  8. In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Loved your presentation Martha!

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    1. Thank you, Chirasree. And yes, there sure is beauty and strength in it!

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  9. Couldn't agree more, Martha! The more diversity the better.....makes for a more balanced world.
    Love these photos!! Nice job!

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    1. You got it, Jim. And the world is that much more beautiful and exciting with it.

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  10. There are still many down South, who fear diversity. To them everyone has to be a Protestant, a conservative, a "country" person, stick to their own race, and they also get really mad when people speak English.

    So generally they don't like my irreligious views, nor my liberalism, nor being urban, or being engaged to an Asian woman, and I guess it's good I'm not fluent in Spanish because there's another reason for the rednecks to loathe me.

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    1. sorry typo "mad when people DON'T speak"

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    2. These types of people can be frustrating, but at least they didn't rub off on you. You are progressing, and certainly more enlightened. They are lost souls.

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  11. You, Martha, are a truly magnificent human being!

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  12. What a terrific post Martha! You are such a creative person!

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  13. Diversity is a BEAUTIFUL thing. If we all spent more time embracing one another, the world would be a better place. Thank you for this amazing post.

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    1. You are absolutely right. I hope one day we realize this. What a world it would be.

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  14. If we could all focus on how alike we are, instead of worrying about who is "different" it would surely be a happier world in which to live. There are radicals in every race and religion and unfortunately they usually get the press. Your pictures are wonderful as is the verbiage. I do seriously wonder why we all can't get along and help change the world. Great post!!

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    1. That's it, Chris. It's the radicals that get all the press unfortunately. We need some good news and positive people to be in the spotlight. I truly believe that will help. Thanks for stopping by!

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