Oh the great debate…
I love getting inspired by blog posts.
I happened upon this post today What’s good for the Soul do that and as I started to comment I realized that maybe I should start a discussion and create a post rather than take up a page worth of his comment section! The post is about racism, understanding, cultural differences and acceptance. Below is what I hoped to post in his comment section in response to his post.
There is beauty in all things even in the people that appear to have no beauty. Even in those who exude hatred. There is a beauty with in them that is very hard to see and understand. It is complicated and requires much time to untangle the actions and moments of their experience in life. Ignorance is such a complicated issue. Society, culture, family, history and experience combine to create belief systems and thought patterns that many people are unaware they even possess.
Being a funeral director I see many people from many faiths, cultures, colors and creeds and let me tell you, we all look the same inside and we all will die. We all grieve our loved ones. We all have a heart and soul.
I am a proud Canadian. I love that we are aware and that we try. That we are compassionate and tolerant as a government and a nation. If only all of our citizens could stand for this and follow suit it would be superb but then again this is what happens in the initial ‘melting pot’ mentality of society. That we must blend and not truly accept and encourage differences. The more we aim to be a mosiac society and open ourselves to other nations, religions and cultures and make room for the coexistence, the more time it takes for society and new Canadians to accept and develop this mentality, often it takes generations. To avoid the melting pot tendencies to blend (which is inevitable in some ways) and to accept and maintain the original hope and cause of what it truly means to be Canadian…colorfully beautiful. Mosiac.
What are your thoughts and feelings about this issue?
How do you feel about the society and environment that you live in?
Do agree with a Cultural Mosaic society as an ideal or the Melting Pot approach, or neither?
Do you share the values and beliefs of those that you are surrounded with on a daily basis?
Please share your thoughts below in the comment section. I look forward to reading what you have to share.
*Associated word of the day: Cohesion*