Explore Other Examples Of Diversity
It’s great to broaden your horizons and get more diversity exposure. However, sometimes when we begin to take efforts to get that exposure, we often stick with the most ‘popular’ or obvious groups out there.
For example, many people explore the cultures that are the largest ethnic communities in their region or the most common of ethnic restaurants. So in many cases, Chinese, Italian and Indian cultures are often the target groups to explore.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with selecting these particular groups to begin your diversity exploration but don’t limit yourself to just the largest ethnic groups around. There are many other examples of diversity that could be missed because they might not be as common in your region.
Smaller Examples Of Diversity Groups Also Worthwhile
When most people are exploring Asian cultures, it’s usually the Chinese, Japanese or maybe Korean cultures that get picked. But there are also many other less explored Asian cultures waiting to be explored as well. I’ve been guilty of this myself even though I’m Asian.
To break the usual pattern, I went to a Filipino restaurant for the first time last year. I found it interesting to see what similarities and differences in Filipino cuisine compared to that of the major Asian groups like Chinese and Japanese. It was interesting to see any influences in Filipino cuisine from other neighbouring cultures.
I shot an entire episode of my Motivational WebTV series around my visit to a Filipino restaurant in Toronto. If you missed it, catch it at Filipino Cuisine Visit.
Many of the African and Middles Eastern cultures also offer unique diversity experiences that you won’t get from more common, larger ethnic cultures. You can find some real gems within little ethnic populations and this just helps increase your own diversity exposure. And don’t forget about regional diversity as well since even different regions within a country have lots of little differences to appreciate.
Never limit yourself when it comes to examples of diversity. This really is a case of the more you get exposed to, the better you will be in terms of enriching your own life as well as developing your own diversity skills.