How Diversity Has Impacted My Life Essay

2524 Words Oct 25th, 2016 11 Pages
Introduction Good or bad diversity is present all around us. Diversity can be a positive aspect to society because it can offer a variety of objects, ideas, and people into the world. People need to be accepting of diversity because it is has a variety of good functions to provide to a society. However, diversity can also cause issues because not everyone in the world is accepting of differences. This does not make diversity bad, but rather shows that people need to be willing to embrace differences. When society fails to accept diversity problems such as mental illness arise. This can be seen in the common read book because Kevin struggle to accept his own diversity and ends up struggling with depression. The purpose of this paper is to show how diversity has impacted my life and how it impacts Kevin’s life in the common read book, Boy Meets Depression.
Personal Reflection Diversity can have many different meanings for many different people. The official definition, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” (“Diversity,” n.d.). This definition helped me understand how diversity related to this book. Before I came across this definition I believed that diversity simply had to do with race and ethnicity. When I heard the word diversity I immediately pictured a group of people of many different colors, speaking a plethora of languages. Now I believe that almost anything can be diverse. Diversity…

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