Diversity is something that energizes me. Growing up in Midwest USA in s small, rural area, my exposure to diversity was limited. As long as I can remember, I had a passion for learning about other areas of the world and meeting people who were different from me. Now, more than 3 decades later, I work for a company where I am in the midst of a diverse environment every day. Through these experiences, I have learned many things through the relationships I have developed, but nothing so important as the lesson best described by Doe Zantamata’s quote below:

When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different.
When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same.
~Doe Zantamata

If you are interested in learning more about other cultures, I would recommend Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands books, which can be found on Amazon, or at the first link below. Also, the Do’s and Taboo’s book series by Roger Axtell are great resources for understanding other cultures.