I believe that diversity is a part of the natural order of
things - as natural as the billion shapes and shades of
the flowers of spring or the leaves of autumn.
I believe that diversity brings new solutions to an ever-changing
environment, and that sameness is not only uninteresting but limiting.
To deny diversity is to deny life - with all its richness and
manifold opportunities. Thus I affirm my citizenship in a world
of diversity, and with it the responsibility to . . .
Be tolerant. Live and let live. Understand that those
who cause no harm should not be feared, ridiculed, or harmed
-even if they are different.
Look for the best in others.
Be just in my dealings with poor and rich, weak and
strong, and whenever possible to defend the young, the
old, the frail, the defenseless.
Be kind, remembering how fragile the human spirit is.
Live the examined life ,subjecting my motives and
actions to the scrutiny of mind and heart so to rise above
prejudice and hatred.