For the longest time, mankind and human societies have been too focused on exclusions. They defined themselves by what made them different from others – religion, race, language, culture and even cuisine. Today, there is a growing consciousness and advocacy for more and greater inclusion.
Minorities, long living in the fringes, are brought into inclusion by recognizing and respecting what make them different. Economic growth is no longer measured in increasing wealth alone but by whether the growth is inclusive and equitable shared. And in foods, there is more and more fusion cuisine where the best tastes from different cuisines are fused and blended together.
We are slowly and finally learning that our differences are not meant to separate but to bring us even closer to one another. If we were all the same, what a drab and boring world it would be. But because we are all different, each day and each encounter always promises to be an exciting adventure.
Yes, let us celebrate our differences instead of letting these keep us apart! Let’s synergize!