A long time ago, we decided that the human species needed to become more diverse. We set about to create a species that would be capable of extreme diversity. That endeavor had its many pitfalls, its many ups and downs, and its many challenges. More than anything else, however, it gave us the capacity for survival. Without diversity, we all would have perished a long time ago. We all saw the world and the future through the same eyes. We thought alike, and we acted alike. We almost never had disagreements. The problem was that when we had a problem that needed a solution, we became immobilized, vacant, and stumped. No solution seemed possible.
When we began to become more diverse, we suddenly had individuals who thought differently, and acted differently. What in the past seemed to us like insurmountable problems became soluble. We now had movement forward and became capable of change. If you become stuck in the status quo, consider adding some diversity of views and opinions. You will be glad you did. Most importantly, it is that diversity, and that capacity for independent thought that one day might become your lifeline.
El Shaddai, The God Of All The Universes