Saturday, October 31, 2009


Mona, Rebellious Arab Girl , posted a blog entitled Open your minds to the possibilities, which discussed open mindedness. A worthy discussion point of something the world seems to lack.

When one lives in the Gulf or a new adopted country like the USA or Canada, one is exposed to diversity whether one likes it or not. One can live in a closed community, but the moment one steps outside his home, it hits. It comes in different shapes, colours and sounds and it can be intimidating and overwhelming.

Keeping an open mind diminishes fears and eases the transition.

Yes, transition to a wonderful world of multiple cultures, friendships, tolerance and acceptance. A world of enriching experiences. Kids seem to cope with it better than adults, they have no prejudices except when those are instilled by parents. Acceptance of different ethnic and religious groups does not detract from ours, on the contrary it enriches it.

Needless to say this is not a situation faced by expatriates and immigrants only, it is becoming a fact of life. With the globalisation of business and the growth of multinationals and outsourcing, almost everyone in this world is exposed to diversity.


  1. I love the way you explained it. Well done my friend! :)

  2. A great post Oussama.

    I live in USA, right bey New York City. It may be the most culturally diverse place on earth. That is what makes it do much fun! Rather than see differences I enjoy the variety and ultimately I see how similar all people are.

  3. Thanks Ryan

    I agree with you, we should celebrate diversity.
    If more people shared your views the world will be a much better place



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