Our Strength Lies in our Differences
When I was in art school many years ago, one of the first lessons I learned is the principal of perspective. The perspective from which you approach a subject will define its entire meaning — and the possibilities of new perspectives are endless. As we arrive at the final week of May with new optimism and new prospects on the horizon, I am thinking about the value of having different perspectives when it comes to problem solving. Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had only one hour to save the world, he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.
This means that the quality of your solution to a problem is directly correlated with your level of understanding of the situation at hand. As we start to recreate and redefine our “new normal,” it is so important to listen to other people’s experiences in order to build the brightest future for all of us.
This week’s Thursday gathering features “Real Talk” – a new series focused on equity and inclusion from the perspective of the community and our local West Philadelphia neighborhood. Additionally, we are presenting a panel discussion that highlights “Diverse Viewpoints” and ways that Philadelphia’s Cellicon Valley has grown through partnerships and collaboration.