The words Difference and Diversity come from the same Latin root – which is to ‘turn aside’. When something ‘turns aside’ something else, it becomes distinct from that original thing, it becomes clearly separate – it becomes different.
So “Diversity” is a ‘turning of different ways”
I like this image of turning. It affords a clear view with many perspectives. When someone turns, you can see the front, side and back of them. And the turning person can see all around themselves – can see where they truly are. Much wider view than a snapshot – which is the way many people view the world. One image is enough for them to make a decision about someone or something. One image defines it. And that is when the trouble comes.
No, where there is Diversity (which is just about everywhere), one must see as much as possible. And one must be seen as much as possible. And for this to happen, we must turn aside, we must turn in different ways.
So the three stories in the “Diversity” Audio Book are about that turning. Continue reading “How to Use the new “Diversity” Audio Book” »