I'm surrounded by a bunch of old white guys in suits.
This could be because it's 1 PM and I'm sitting at the counter of a downtown coffee shop next to the towering skyscrapers of St. Louis. These corporate warriors could be taking a long lunch or grabbing a quick pick-me-up before returning to their corner offices and conference calls.
In almost any other major city, I would be enveloped in a sea of diversity - I'm talking diversity of race, color, creed, gender, thought, age, and many other provocative themes.
Instead, it's as if I was somehow dropped smack-dab in the middle of the old boys' club.
Is St. Louis to blame? Is it the Midwest?
Some would respond with a resounding, "Yes!" while trying to do something about it. Others would avoid the question altogether, afraid of interrupting the status quo.
It's easy to ignore things when you're comfortable and complacent which, unfortunately, is exactly how I would describe this city.
Take a few minutes to stop and look at the world around you.
Do you like what you see?
If not, you can always choose to do something about it.