Thanks everyone for all the appreciation and helpful comments!
FlyDuoATL: Hopefully it’s not a fad! It seems to me that growing as a human being is often about recognizing your faults, working to improve them or at least be aware of them, and learning how to appreciate people that are different from you, or challenge you. Fingers crossed that never falls out of fashion. :)
Chris—Raymond: Good point about age bias. And that’s a form of discrimination that we will have to contend with at some point, and thus should find it easier to be sensitive to. And yet ...
Brandon Gregory: I think it’s all in how these things are executed. Often “culture fit” becomes a euphemism for “not like us” in any number of ways, with a distinct possibility for discrimination. Trying to come up with clearer language and definitions that actively work against discrimination is the goal.
Marc Fabri: That’s a very good point about autism. I take issue with calling my questions superficial. Kindness and caring about one’s work are, for me, core to what I want to do in the world. However, I do understand your point, and think it’s quite valid, and something I need to give more thought. So thanks for challenging me on that one!