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Jade Charokopos 9-12-01 English honors 6 Why Judge? "If you judge people, you'll you have no time to love them", Mother Teresa stated a strong truth into the world while she was here. Her idea of stereotyping is almost identical to Robert Heilbroner's views on how "Stereotypes are a kind of gossip about the world, a gossip that makes us prejudge people before we ever lay eyes on them". In our world today we grow up learning to characterize people. We live our lives continuing to judge people based on physical appearances, religious backgrounds and their personalities in contrast to our own. ...read more.


I know for a fact that I missed out on being a part of so many amazing lives because I never gave them the chance of becoming a part of mine, as well as I'm sure so many people have done to me. The worst part about characterizing is you don't even realize that you're doing it. You never even give yourself a second to think, "Hey this person could really be someone I may like", you're to busy picking out why you may not like them. "Stereotypes are one way in which we 'define' the world in order to see it. ...read more.


Not many ever think how he or she'd feel in that person's shoes in that situation. This is why more people should be taught from birth stereotype awareness. It is important to think before you speak, take actions or conclude someone into a certain category. Become aware that every person you cross paths with, is in fact an individual, a body of life with feelings and opinions and style. That they too have questions, comments, concerns, problems. Because if you do hold that advice for every person that you could ever have the chance of knowing, it will make knowing them even more powerful for yourself as well as for them. Love everyone unless they give you reason not to. ...read more.

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