A short piece from my Trek RP Group
This essay will be my views on IDIC, what it is as well as what it stands for. When I started this RP course I had no clue where to start with this essay, so I did the obvious thing, I researched what IDIC is. And to be honest, I couldn’t come up with a better explanatory line, no matter how much thought I put into it than the one I found.
“The Vulcan IDIC is an acronym for Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, the basis of Vulcan philosophy, celebrating the vast array of variables in the universe.”
When I hear a line like that, I can’t help but smile. Because we should be celebrating diversity, more than we do now, for sure.
Because diversity brings different viewpoints, different views bring different thinking, which in turn brings new ideas. Without new ideas, we don’t grow or progress at all.
By getting all these different perspectives on things, our ideas become focused on what we are trying to achieve. As it relates to UFS, our goal is to celebrate our love of Star Trek by making friends and having fun.
Each of us expresses our love of Star Trek in our preferred medium, be it creative writing, building replica ships for the fleet or making equipment and uniforms for us all to use. Thus creating a safe and enjoyable space for everyone.
Gene Roddenberry had an idea, one goal, but he couldn’t do it alone, he needed others with different experiences, different talents to help him mould it into the thing we all adore today. We need diversity and if we embrace it to even a third of what is present in the Trek Universe, I believe the possibilities would be endless.
Thinking and ideas that can impact the entire world can come from anywhere and anyone at any time. Someone who has always inspired me, as a person with a physical disability myself, is the physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. His body of academic work, theories and the like have impacted the scientific world in outstanding ways. That is all before we even mention his efforts in changing perspectives on what can be achieved when differently abled.
IDIC gives the world endless knowledge, coming from anywhere and anyone. In the words of Ambassador Spock, “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.”
Stephen Hawking – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking