when people try to make me feel bad for listening to one direction i just stare at them blankly because i can’t, and never will, comprehend how or why anyone would want to put me down for having something in my life that brings me happiness without fail every single day
"When we engage with people who have different assumptions about what is right, wrong, good, bad, beautiful, ugly – whose fundamental beliefs and values are different – it challenges our thinking. People stop and think, ‘If they can be right, how can I be right?’ People don’t like that imbalance, so they have to reconcile those differences and those thoughts. It leads to more complex minds, and makes people more cognitively complex."
demographic diversity is key to the fight for the creative class (via curiositycounts