Diversity can be bad?

Someone suggested that diversity can be bad as well as good. I think this person is seeing the possibility of war or conflict or too many viewpoints. The first two are handled with respect and well-drawn invitation. The last with allowing—that complexity is an ineluctable part of our world, and that one mind alone is not sufficient to the task, and possibly that the muddle is a necessary step in getting to breakthrough. We have to hit the wall if we want to break through it. We have to spend time in despair’s cave before we find the path to the light. Diversity inelegantly handled can explode on us; respected and welcomed and put to work, it has power.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 8th, 2008 | No Comments »

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