Lets start with the fact that the atempt at a discussion on the nature and creation of light was a failure. Maybe I will talk more about the Genesis creation accounts after school ends and people are looking for something to do with their minds.
A streotype is “a conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.” (American Heritage Dictionary). Streotypes can have there uses but for the most part they lead to misunderstanding, frustration and oversimplification of the human person. All people stereotype, its in our nature and it is something we do alot.
Streotypes are conventional. Much of society uses them for various purposes. Stereotypes can help society because it is able to enhance our vocabulary. For example if someone is a conformist we can agree (streotype) that most of them would favor the majority opinion. In reality this is not universally true but it can help us describe them. It can also be used to hurt people. Bad streotype example: Football players are stupid, cultureless, unartistic… I know people who are football players who have academic interests, are invovled in music and are interested in things outside of “their” small world. So clearly on an individual basis this sterotype does not do justice to that indididual. To steretype him in that manner does not give justice to his personhood.
Sterotypes are formulaic. Streotypes don’t give exceptions. This or that but not inbetween. Stretypes tend to get people to polerize their prejudices instead of creating a spectrem that can actally fit someone is unique as a human person. The problem is that people can get into thinking about individuals in this polerized format. Right or left, liberal or conervative, demacrat or republican, conformist, weird, anarchist, facist, religious, infdel, spritual, animalistic, angelic and the list goes on. In these instances stereotypes tend to bring division and hurt more then help and understanding. More simpy humans (we) are more complex then these ideas. I might be an evangelical Christian who struggles with homosexuality. I might be favor amensty in immigration policies but oppose abortion. I might respect and even celebrate ethnic diversity but not beat the drum to multiculturalisim. So does it seem like I contradict myself? It depends on how you look at it. If you look at it with steretypes it clearly seems like I can’t exist I cancel myself out. I don’t fit all those streotypes. However, if you look at me as a person, prejudcies aside, you might be able to see the humanity in all of it. None of us are perfect. No one is perfect. Everyone streotypes every now and then but I feel it is wise to look at people as people as souls and bodies full of different backrounds, expriances and ways of self-expression.
Stereotypes are an oversimplified conception, opinion or image. In writing this I hope people can look at me in this way. What I write here is a concept. You can sterotype that but to streotype the person behind it over simplifies that person. Even what I write reflects some of this complexity it is not always right to just simply stereotype it but take it as it is worth or leave it. Notice how I just contradicted myself in this paragraph alone. Do those two ideas make sense in context? Can you see my pattern of thought as I wrote them?
Peace to all.
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