Personal Narrative: A Room With Diversity

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Honestly, at the age of three or four – I was not aware of how much diversity there was in the world. My parents being immigrants, were still figuring things out, so they had me stay at home until I was ready for school. On my first day of pre-school, there were about 15-25 students on average. I have not been around this much people in my life. I had so many mixed emotions, I was overwhelmed, yet surprised to see the diversity all in one classroom. I could not help, but stare. The teacher had us sit in a circle and one by one we introduce ourselves. There were students from El Salvador, China, Arabia, and Ghana – just to name a few. I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about each culture.

Even though we had different beliefs and cultures, we all shared one thing in common and that was to have a good time. None of us cared about the dissimilarities in skin tones, the type of food one ate or one’s way of doing things. What mattered most was finding friends to play jump-rope, building blocks, double-dutch or catching lady-bugs. To me, this is what I call normal; to be in a room with filled with diversity. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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It has taught me to be understanding, welcoming and considerate. It has given me the skills to be open to change and communicate effectively. Truly, I believe this is one of the reasons why I can easily get along with others well. The diversity here is wonderful to have, I see it as a life filled with colors which adds beauty to the

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