prejudice

It doesn’t make sense to me when people make judgments on things they’ve never done, or people they’ve never met or basically on anything they haven’t experienced. Is hearsay really that powerful? This is more than “don’t judge a book by its cover.” I’m talking about how can you say you don’t like apple pie if you’ve never tried one? It’s got too many ps?

You don’t like skydiving even though you’ve never been skydiving? Blue and white just don’t go well together?

You don’t like Selita because everyone says she’s out to get other girls’ boyfriends? Have you even had one conversation with her?

You don’t like Ron because everyone says he says the same things to every girl? Has he said the same thing to you?

You don’t like tennis because there’s no way you’ll be able to serve the ball? Have you even held a racket?

I’m sure I could go on and on and you probably have examples of your own, but the point is, I think prejudices can sometimes prevent us from experiencing wonderful things. I invite you to check yourself the next time you are hesitant about meeting someone new or trying something new. It could be someone who comes from a different cultural background than you or it could be trying something new to eat. Try it regardless of what others have told you about it. At the end of the day, are they living your life or are you? The more you are willing to try something the new, the better you will understand each other and yourself.

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