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Localization manager/translator and coach/intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about diversity management and intercultural communication, self-awareness and coaching, SFBT and NVC, languages, cultures, body art, dancing, self-empowerment, and, last but not least, vegan gluten-free keto food and good movies.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

What is "different" is...

Acceptable AND Unacceptable
Appreciated AND Unappreciated
Beautiful AND Ugly
Charmed AND Risky
Cherished AND Ignored
Clear AND Unclear
Convergent AND Divergent
Desired AND Undesired
Enriching AND Depleting
Exciting AND Disgusting
Fascinating AND Disquieting
Flawless AND Flawed
Included AND Excluded
Inviting AND Threatening

Known AND Unknown
Natural AND Unnatural
Necessary AND Unnecessary

Needed AND Not needed
Normal AND Weird
Possible AND Impossible
Right AND Wrong
Safe AND Dangerous
Seen AND Unseen
Sexy AND Unsexy
Sustained AND Prevented
Underrated AND Overrated
Understandable AND Incomprehensible
Useful AND Useless 
Welcomed AND Avoided 

... All of this and so much more.

Same same, but different. They say.
There's no OR. There's not BUT. It is always a matter of perspective.

How about you?
How are you going to look at things, ideas and people that are different from you?
What are you going to be willing to see? Where is your focus going to be?

Tags: Different, Diversity Management, Change of perspective, Self-awareness

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