Watching a Kevin Hart comedy show last night I was struck by how homogenous we’ve become as a society. Despite the different languages and cultural history of his audiences in each country there was a great deal of similarity between them. It’s exciting to think that elsewhere in the world our compatriots are experiencing and dreaming similar things – but also saddening to think the world is just more of the same – less diverse – smaller.
I lament the loss of diversity. I revel in the cultural diversity in my own city – it provides me a rich existence. A loss of diversity would mean a poorer existence.
How can we retain the benefit of diversity while acquiring the strengths of homogeneity? Faster and faster we’re becoming one single global society. For better or worse that’s our situation – now we have to make the best of it.