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Inclusion

“We have an admirable commitment to diversity and inclusion.” The quote is boilerplate and has a feel good quality about it. The quote is passive and largely meaningless. It papers over possible flaws in actual inclusion. Variations of the quote have … Continue reading

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Diverse

The old guru told the gathering, “There is such a multiplicity of things in the world that we sometimes become enraptured in wonderment.” His Dharma talk expounded upon the importance of diversity in the world and in human society. He … Continue reading

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Vive La Différence

Several times during my adolescence I remember hearing teachers and advisors warn students about conformity. While it is wise to obey laws such as those for highway traffic and business transactions, it’s not always smart to play follow the leader. … Continue reading

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Social Diversity Is The Spice Of Life

One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “Variety is the spice of life.” I try to keep it in mind as each day unfolds. Doing and experiencing various activities are much of what creates an interesting, fulfilling life. Meeting and … Continue reading

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Day For Tolerance

When you pause your regular daily routine and your ever-present mental chatter to deeply observe what goes on around you, the wide diversity of your community might surprise you.  Sometimes, I like to purposely do this personal exercise as a … Continue reading

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