Your phone book is a good representative barometer of your inclusive nature. – Rajesh Soundararajan
Checking the demographics of our phone contacts can be a good way to gauge how inclusive and representative we are as individuals. It is likely that the majority of our contacts will come from similar social, religious, and caste backgrounds as ourselves, reflecting the tendency for people to form relationships and connections with those who are similar to them.
However, it is important to recognize that this tendency is not necessarily a conscious choice, and can be influenced by various factors such as where we live, work, and socialize. It is also important to recognize that diversity and inclusivity are about more than just demographics, and that it is important to strive for representation and inclusion in all aspects of our lives, including in our relationships and connections.
To truly assess our inclusivity and representation, it is important to actively seek out and cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, and to actively work to create inclusive environments in our personal and professional lives. This can involve making a conscious effort to seek out and connect with people from different backgrounds, as well as being open and receptive to learning about and valuing the perspectives and experiences of others.
Overall, checking the demographics of our phone contacts can be a useful starting point for examining our own inclusivity and representation, but it is important to recognize that this is just one aspect of creating a more inclusive and representative society. By actively seeking out and valuing diversity in all aspects of our lives, we can work towards building a more equitable and just world for all