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Rose Arrangement – 2024 – oil on canvas – frame included (31 x 57 cm) +sparkles

Celebrating individuality, and distinguishing between the surface and substance.When we engage with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and identities, we gain insight into their unique ways of thinking.

This helps us appreciate the richness of human experience and cultivate empathy and compassion, which are essential for building strong relationships and creating a more inclusive society. Celebrating individuality is also important, as it fosters creativity, innovation, and personal growth.

To truly understand something, we must be willing to explore its depths and distinguish between what is superficial and what is meaningful. Most of what we encounter in life is hidden beneath the surface, like an iceberg. By being open to multiple perspectives of vision and seeing with both our eyes and hearts open, we can uncover the intricate details and nuances that make each person and situation unique.This requires intentional effort and practice, such as asking questions, listening actively, and challenging our preconceptions and biases. By doing so, we can break down barriers and work towards a brighter future for all.Ultimately, developing this skill is not only beneficial for personal growth but also for contributing to a more equitable and just society.

By embracing diversity, celebrating individuality, and distinguishing between the surface and substance, we can expand our perspectives and foster a culture of inclusion, empathy, and understanding. This allows us to build stronger communities, break down barriers, and work towards a brighter future for all.

There are several practical ways to expose ourselves to diverse perspectives and experiences.

One way is to educate ourselves by reading books and articles, watching movies and shows, and listening to podcasts and interviews that depict lives and experiences that are different from ours.

Another way is to attend diversity and inclusion trainings, seek out opportunities to connect with people from diverse backgrounds, and support minority-owned businesses. Additionally, we can actively listen to others, seek to learn from diverse perspectives, appreciate the differences that make them unique and valuable, share our own perspective with others, and collaborate effectively with others who have different perspectives.

By embracing ambiguity and uncertainty that may arise from diverse perspectives, we can become comfortable with not having clear or definitive answers, and be open to multiple possibilities and interpretations. Ultimately, respecting diverse perspectives is an essential skill for working and living in a multicultural and globalized world, and can help us improve our communication, collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills, as well as our cultural intelligence

Rose Arrangement

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