Don’t Generalize…

Today’s Challenge: Don’t generalize about people.

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Especially when discussing politics or gender it seems people want to generalize about other groups of people. I get put into groups that I don’t belong in and it drives me crazy. All men cheat? Really? That is ridiculous. All women like shoes and shopping? I. don’t. think. so. All rich older white men who vote republican are racist? Wrong. All democrats don’t want to work hard and are socialists? Nope. It is a little shocking to me how people are so quick to judge others without knowing the truth of the people who are different from us–People who have different ideas or beliefs than ours. Truth is, we are all more alike than we are different.

13 thoughts on “Don’t Generalize…

  1. Couldn’t agree more. Just because two people wear the same uniform, doesn’t mean that they are alike. Everyone is different. I’m a woman, and can’t stand shopping, but love to camp and fish. My husband’s the shopper. 🙂

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  2. I had a lot of fun with that concept in my novel. It’s sci-fi, with lots of different alien species, and one of the characters is constantly saying things like “Of course he’s a bad pilot, he’s Psilosian”, or “You can’t trust her, she’s Rakorsian.” The moral being, obviously, that generalizations, while sometimes true, should NOT be applied to everyone!

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