Diversity from Within

October 29, 2010
By theskeptist BRONZE, Colleyville, Texas
theskeptist BRONZE, Colleyville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us... I'm afraid were losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are the ability to make something of yourself and feel good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it were a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre, once interviewed, said he never felt once minute of despair in his life. One thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as a real kind of exuberance, of feeling on top of it, its like your life is yours to create. Ive read the post modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as being fragmented of marginalised, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when sartre talks about responsibilty, he's not talking about something abstract. He's not taling about the kind of self or souls that theologians would talk about. Hes talking about you and me talking, making descisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, to other people, and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we shouuld never write ourselves off or see eachother as a victim of various forces. It's always our descision who we are."


In today’s society there a many diverse cultures, different types of people, and various contrasting mind sets. The very fact that society can relatively coexist within all these prospects of life proves that together we can achieve diversity and live peacefully within it as well. Diversity is usually derived to be as different people coming together to diffuse their cultures. High schools, work forces, neighborhoods, and most gatherings are filled with diverse people and identities on a day-to-day basis.
Presumably one can say that diversity is a good thing, but sadly not all people believe so. Some people believe that the spread of diversity is a bad thing because it makes others who are not used to diverse cultures, uncomfortable, awkward and sometimes even ashamed. But discomfort, is not always a bad thing and together we can help exhibit the ideology behind diversity. Diversity in itself is knowledge, no matter how smart one may think they are; there will never be an end to the waterfalls of knowledge. Diversity can teach you different things about why people do certain things, act a certain way, or even portrayed in a certain manner which in the long run will bring humanity together.
Another problem that together we can solve is that people seem to think that diversity causes “social isolation”. Diversity is the key factor into what will help us survive on to the next generation, and together we can be the building blocks or role models for future generations to arrive. Together we can send the message out to anyone who is willing to listen, that diversity is what makes us as human beings morally strong and knowledgeable towards society and ones self. So no, diversity does not cause “social isolation”, in fact it causes social interaction and minimizes ignorance between two different types of people or cultures and together we can be the ambassadors of diversity and learn from one another.
We should embrace the fact that bringing a new culture to society through diffusion of traditions, foods, and other multicultural customs will ultimately bring the human race all together and by doing this, together we can and should spread diversity to obtain unity within humanity from knowledge and together we can be the leaders of diversity and help in the upbringing of future generations.


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Together we can achieve diversity.

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on Dec. 25 2010 at 6:31 pm
theskeptist BRONZE, Colleyville, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us... I'm afraid were losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are the ability to make something of yourself and feel good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it were a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre, once interviewed, said he never felt once minute of despair in his life. One thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as a real kind of exuberance, of feeling on top of it, its like your life is yours to create. Ive read the post modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as being fragmented of marginalised, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when sartre talks about responsibilty, he's not talking about something abstract. He's not taling about the kind of self or souls that theologians would talk about. Hes talking about you and me talking, making descisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, to other people, and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we shouuld never write ourselves off or see eachother as a victim of various forces. It's always our descision who we are."

Sure... I suppose.

on Dec. 4 2010 at 11:56 pm

woahhh ur cutee :) 

nicee article by the wayy! 


faychi said...
on Nov. 19 2010 at 9:20 am
So can I just say the theme of this article is "The very fact that society can relatively coexist within all these prospects of life proves that together we can achieve diversity and live peacefully within it as well"?

on Nov. 5 2010 at 11:32 pm
theskeptist BRONZE, Colleyville, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity is that I think it has something very important to offer us... I'm afraid were losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are the ability to make something of yourself and feel good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it were a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre, once interviewed, said he never felt once minute of despair in his life. One thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as a real kind of exuberance, of feeling on top of it, its like your life is yours to create. Ive read the post modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as being fragmented of marginalised, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when sartre talks about responsibilty, he's not talking about something abstract. He's not taling about the kind of self or souls that theologians would talk about. Hes talking about you and me talking, making descisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, to other people, and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we shouuld never write ourselves off or see eachother as a victim of various forces. It's always our descision who we are."

Thanks! 

Shaneil22 said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 8:05 pm
This was an amazing article! It shows the things that humans need to be looking out for. Everyone, in every society, needs to read, and more importantly, understand the true in-depth meaning of this.


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