Personal Statement on Diversity, Communication, and Contemporary Society

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What is diversity? Is it simply the way that we as communicators divide ourselves among others or is there more to it? I believe that we are all diverse in a sense of what we learn, how we act and what we believe in. Not by the color of our skin, the color of our hair or the way we speak. In the society that we live in today, one is pressured to conform to societal norms and act how we are told to act. Is this the goal of a contemporary society that one wishes to accomplish? I believe that as an effective communicator we have the ability to communicate our personal beliefs and societal views without coming across as rebelling against this societal cookie cutter form people believe we should be placed in. You can not have a contemporary society without having successful communicators, and with that there will always be diversity.

If contemporary society is characterized by the interconnection between people and relationships than why isn’t society better communicators? Communication in my mind is an art, it isn’t easy to learn at first but once you understand the principles and the history behind it you can form it into something peaceful.  However, contemporary society is not just based on communication but also the depth of human ways of life. I believe that the ways people interact and form their life is based off of communication and a skill that you have to learn from. This brings back my point on diversity and how it is characterized by much more than the race of one another. Diversity can be within communication, which makes everyone a different type of communicator. For example, I may not be the best at giving nonverbal communication but if you give me the chance to describe what it is I am trying to tell you, I can be an amazing communicator. Communication can be difficult to define because there are so many different types of communication as well as communicators


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