Diversity is the condition or fact of being different or varied. Understanding this condition means being aware of the fact that each individual is unique and has different backgrounds, ideas, and behaviours. The dimensions of diversity can be race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
The first step is understanding that diversity is an opportunity and not an obstacle. Even if it could make conversation and confrontation harder, it’s a chance to learn something new about other thinking styles and ways of living and it creates new perspectives. Diversity stimulates curiosity and makes our lives more intriguing and less boring.