Information. It seems many times people are hesitant or apprehensive of differences because they are simply uninformed. Curiosity of differences that we consider “the norm” are natural reactions to the unknown. Ask questions. Familiarize yourself with this new person, lifestyle, style of dress etc. in front of you. Get to know more about them. Use this time as an opportunity to explore not only what makes you different, but what makes you the same. You may just be surprised what you have in common.