It has been years, still, the lack of unity is one of the rampant issues our world is facing. Long before the existence of technology, social media, and modernization, there is this issue regarding unity. In a community, people share common objectives. What is Unity? -the ability of one place or organization-to work, cooperate and compromise with one another. It is indeed the heart of a community. Unity is a vital characteristic in a society for it to grow and foster. It is essential to be united to keep the union of different people alive and progress, to develop for good. Not only in our community but also at home, in school, and offices, unity is required. People need to agree with one another and live with each other harmoniously. People know and raise awareness regarding unity works but, only a few people apply what they know. There is one thing that causes a lack of unity in diversity.
The world itself is diverse, the environment, culture, status and most especially the people. Diversity is everywhere, though we never think of it that much we encounter in our day-to-day lives. Differences between people separate them from one another. There is a variety of diversity seen until today that causes the lack of unity around the world.
Racial Diversity. A diversity issue since the beginning of time. White people, discriminating against the black people. Americans, looking down at Asians. Africans- were discerned for the place they came. People tend to judge others by the outer layer of their body or where they came from, believe they are higher than other races. For some reason, race separated us from one another.
Cultural Diversity. Culture is the set of beliefs by a group of people. It varies from one place to another. Culture to a person from the time he/she can comprehend thoughts until their fully-grown-person sticks with it. People tend to stand up for what they believed in, what they think is right from wrong, their values, goals, and practices making the people divided.
Religious Diversity. One of the primary causes of lack of unity is their faith. People are battling as to who is the true religion, which doctrines is right in the eyes of the Lord. They are debating as to which religion is righteous and just. Christians, Catholics, Judaism, and other religious’s devotees argue with one another. Instead of uniting people through faith, some avoid one another because they differ in their morals.
Gender Diversity. The belief that men are greater than women. The ideals that men should dominate in any form of organization. People generalize men to be an image of strength and stability while women are vulnerable and weak. Men should show no emotion while women as overreacting. Currently, gender is not limited to male and female. People have the freedom to choose their gender. This freedom causes people to discriminate against each other. Unity has disregarded due to gender differences.
Age Diversity. A cause of lack of unity is age diversity. Youth are address to having a “childlike mind” and incapable of making decisions. Teenagers tend to have smaller voices than adults. Their options in not that validated and considered. The elderly also experience discrimination. Senior workers experience tons of discrimination. People think they are unqualified for the job and are already too old to work. Due to these differences, young people felt detached from adults.
Opinions. People are built differently from one another. People’s minds work in different ways. Since they came from different places, families, schools, and communities-, they are distinct. Our individuality and character set us apart from each other. The morale of a person and how he/she lives life affects his opinion towards different issues. One may find something right while others perceive it as wrong. People’s opinion differs from one another making them hard to unite.
Diversity causes a lack of unity because people work, think, and do things in different ways. Humans differ in races and origins. Cultures such as beliefs and values differ. Also, social statuses and roles separate people from one another. Despite these reasons of detachment among people, achieving a united world is possible. Every color, every race, and every believer should be respected and valued. This world is diverse, the only way to cope up with it is to find common ground. We share the same world and live on one Earth. Learn how to disregard differences. We should learn to value one another. Be united for the progress and the future generation. If we educate more people and share this knowledge with others, there will always be unity amidst the world’s diversity.
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