Prejudice

2016-02-11 16.42.35“Prejudice,” is not cool: pre-judging is harmful, limiting our expectations of others, and by projection, actually limiting them.  This is so obvious that I feel tempted to not write why, but explanations will help.  A prejudice is a frame that creates borders on reality.  The result is that anything witnessed will only be understood within the lens of the pre-judgement.  The frame becomes unnoticeable to the point where reality itself bends to fit within the borders, and what falls outside the frame becomes immediately “reframed” to match.  I believe this to be especially true in societies that emphasize harmony of social concourse rather than individuality.  In even the most cult-of-the-individual cultures, social institutions ask for harmony.

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