Your entire community — however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.
My community is a special kind. You see, I’ve been working in different towns and cities and there it is usually not that diverse. I mean you do have a few different kinds of people visiting but more often than not, a certain majority tends to dominate the community. I like to meet and see all sorts of different people and that is what is special about my community.
I’ll be completely honest with you, not all of them get along and there isn’t a lot of mixing which is a shame but there is the language barrier problem and if there is a lack of communication, you’re not going to get that community feeling. The number of different nationalities in and around where I live is so high, I bet I couldn’t count them even if I used my fingers and my toes.
Like I said, although it can hard to communicate with them at times, it is nice to see different faces. I used to play football in the local park and considering football is a universal language I got to meet a lot of different people and it was a pleasurable experience.
What I want to say is, we should all appreciate one another and be considerate and respectful. We are a community, regardless of how diverse we are. It’s not the most amazing place to live considering it is inner city and there are a lot problems in our neighbourhood concerning unemployment, burglaries and the sorts. However, it is our home and we should try and help each other out, regardless of race and nationality.
Take everything away and we’re all the same. You could be European, African or Asian, it makes no difference. You are members of my community and I will look out for you and I hope you’ll look out for me too.
Well said, I have never understood the petty mindedness that I witness when new minorities move into neighbourhoods. It saddens me to see humans treated with disdain because they are different and I try to ensure my own children never copy this behaviour.
A lovely interpretation of the prompt.
Thanks Nicola. And yes, the best thing we can do is teach our kids tolerance and to see everybody as human beings. There is already enough hate in the world.
I love your message – and agree with you wholeheartedly! As a nurse, I have no concept of personal space or skin color or religion or any of the things so many people find so divisive. I have spent more than 30 years opening my heart and caring for complete strangers. Thank you for your message and insights.
There is no means to measure the respect I have for nurses like you. Being in the healthcare profession you realise that it doesn’t matter what skin color people have, they have the same problems and suffer from the same symptoms. They all need the same treatments so why should they be treated any differently.