|Diversity (was re: Are some ideas wrong?)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Neena Jud (harmonyfuse.net)|
|Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 13:49:23 -0800 (PST)|
Sharon, Ty, John, Tom, et al., Thank you for provoking thought! I contemplated the last question "Why diversity?" and these are my reasons to seek out diversity: * To expand my awareness; * To begin to understand concerns that other people have; * To embrace a challenge, to exercise the mind by thinking about more than I usually do; * To learn, to grow; * For exposure, the same type of exposure that can be obtained by travelling to a different land and interacting with people who live there. But (as my husband added) being with like-minded people is easy, comfortable and everyone needs times where they feel like they can relax, not be on alert for what might slip out of our own mouths. I wish you all Happy Winter Holidays, and all the best as we move into the new year! Neena Jud Cincinnati, Ohio harmony [at] fuse.net >> On Dec 9, 2016, at 9:18 AM, Ty Albright wrote: >> Ideas and beliefs are typically based on personal experience and values. >Also on factual knowledge, understanding of history, etc. >> The concept of right and wrong / good and bad is difficult to answer because >> this requires judgement based on perceived values , and individual values and >> judgement varies. >Ideas are related to desired or expected outcomes In a way that is often >overlooked. Individual judgements are related to assumptions about desired >outcomes. Beliefs about what following an idea will produce. If I follow the 10 >commandments, I will be a good person and God will protect me. >What are the ideas related to living in a diverse community? What will happen? >> Possibly you should be asking a different question. Possibly the preferred >> question is "what is best". >"What is best? has the same relationship to an outcome. "Best" in accomplishing >what? >We discuss diversity (whatever it is) as if it is a given good but why? So we >don't look like racists or conservatives? >One reason given for the ability to have harmonious socio-economic nations in >Scandinavia is that they are not diverse. Similarity, or perceived similarity, >reduces the conflict that we have in our highly diverse US. >In the diversity discussion, I don't see statements of desired outcomes. Why >diversity? Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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