Unity has to do with agreement, singleness and oneness.
With unity many different things can form one thing.
I choose to call that “diversity in unity”.
Uniformity on the other hand deals with sameness and consistency. Neither variation nor change is welcome. The same always or everywhere.
We live in a world where we have to interact with both the same things and different things.
After day comes night; it never changes!
After one season comes another and the same keeps repeating throughout the ages.
On the other hand, water freezes into solid blocks when the temperature is extremely cold.
It melts into liquid and even evaporates into gas.
It condenses back to liquid and is released back to the ground in the form of rain when the atmosphere is saturated.
The same thing takes different forms but works consistently towards achieving one goal.
Life often offers us with opportunities that only creativity, flexibility and dynamisity can harness.
At some other times, we are faced with opportunities that only consistency, repetition and rigidity can grasp.
Everybody is made unique; each having varying opinions and choices from us even concerning the same matter.
Our individual differences can always have a role to play in bringing certain ideas to fruition.
The fact that we are different does not mean that we cannot do certain things together.
Certain qualities that we often disagree with in others have vital roles to play in making certain things work.
It takes a high level of understanding and discernment to fix different temperaments and view points in their right position for efficiency and productivity.
A steering wheel may not look like a gear stick but without them a car is incomplete.
The grasses don’t have the same color as the sun but without the sun, there will be no photosynthesis.
“Variety” they say, “is the spice of life.” Differences don’t necessarily mean disunity neither does uniformity mean unity.
Attending the same school as your parents or putting on the same kind of clothes with your peers neither mean agreement with them nor unity.
Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, so any time an issue comes up; just look around to see how the different available human and material resources can play a part in bringing solution.
Uniformity is beautiful and should have it’s place where necessary.
Unity is very necessary where everyone is unique and has a different composition from the rest.
With wisdom, you’ll know how best to hit your target with what you’ve got on ground; whether or not they are the same.