Differences Between The And Religious Groups

1195 Words Mar 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Upon leaving a house in the morning, an individual experiences diversity in each aspects of their life, from their work involvements to their neighborhood associates. We live in a diverse nation, with each individual governed by their personal values and beliefs, while endeavoring to spread synchrony and unity. When it comes to understanding families, society should both emphasize the similarities that exist across ethnoracial and religious groups, and emphasize the differences that give these groups their unique culture and identity. We should value differences, as “the different abilities, interests, attitudes, and values of each diverse group provide a broad range of options and ideas that can improve the ability to solve problems and create new ideas” (Olson, DeFrain, & Skogrand, 2014, p. 35). By sanctioning ourselves to experience diversity, we open the door to innovative possibilities and perspectives. Because individuals often view their personal culture as superior, they disregard or place judgments, on the attitudes and behaviors of diverse cultures. Due to this unenlightened attitude, we overlook the meaning and purpose behind cultural behaviors; rather than seeking knowledge, we place labels on unfamiliar or opposing experiences. When exposed to a foreign culture, individuals tend to notice the aspects that differ from their own culture, such as clothing, rituals, food preference, and familial roles. If individuals alter their mindsets, by emphasizing the…
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