By- Ranisha Agrawal
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Ranisha Agrawal


Unity comes from uniformity?



 Unity refers to the union or harmony of a group of people whereas uniformity is the state of always having the same form, manner, or degree. 

  When there is unity, people tend to tolerate and accept differences, but uniformity implies that everyone is alike, so there is no room for differences.


I think uniformity is the biggest enemy of unity as we all practice different cultures, religions which are against uniformity but as Indians, we tend to be together in all decisions which brings unity in all. 

A bunch of people tend to follow the same degree or manner then it means they are following uniformity- but their ideas are opposed by other people . and these two groups because of differences cannot tolerate each other and hence there is disunity.

Other times, we aren’t really seeing disunity at all; it’s a lack of uniformity clouding our vision. 

  • So, like-mindedness is not about always thinking the same things at the same time. That would have been impossible, given their individual lives and careers. 
  • If unity is having the same goal, doesn’t it require uniformity? It seems that eliminating any differences would create peace and harmony. Do we seek unity through uniformity? 
  • Uniformity is taking that idea of one-mindedness to the extreme. Uniformity would require everyone to agree on everything. We would like the same things, vote the same way, root for the same teams, and read the same books .
  • We would not perceive our personal notions and would follow our leaders blindly

Secondly, uniformity harms the power of India's diversity

  • When everyone looks the same, sounds the same, and even thinks the same, growth is choked out.
  •  But diversity is amazingly helpful to unity. It allows for each person to shift their perspectives as needed. And that causes growth.
  •  Different perspective leads to innovation ,new ideas, development, brainstorming,planning, inventing amazing growth and what not. Whereas, if we are bound to think of the same thing, stagnancy will prevail in the society.
  •  Differences are seen as bad, so why should we share them? Suppose there is a group of people and one out of them has a very different perspective and he feels left out because he has a different notion.
  • Just not to feel vulnerable, that person  would go for unity even though they were not agreeing with the same because his notion will be respected in an united environment.
  • True unity allows for differences. Criticism is openly accepted. 
  • The poets who compose their poems in different languages but their message is for the entire humanity is an example of unity without uniformity. Similarly, for the songs as well an artist doesn’t compose or sing songs just for the ones he wants to but for everyone who wants to listen to them regardless of the language.
  • Hindu bhagvad geeta , quran, bible ,are  giving the same message yet they respect differences and are composed in different languages and even translations are there which anyone can read.
  • Uniformity attempts to eliminate that strength. Disunity is what gets us off track, not differences.


" To achieve unity without uniformity is the whole essence of the democratic way of life"

"If you have unity without variety you have uniformity and that is obviously boring

If you have variety with unity you have anarchy"

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