Our Horrible Views On the World Tell Us Something

Be responsible and own your thoughts.

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Our biases and perceptions are by-products of two things: intimidation or jealously.

Sticky Situation

I think it’s extremely idiotic to place a politically-charged bumper sticker on the back of your car. I see those things and this thought immediately projects from my brain:

I’m Intimidated

Biases are unavoidable; we can only minimize them. In fact, we can learn from them. Instead of trying to eradicate our biases, we might be better off trying to accept them.

My hateful outlook on political bumper stickers is a sign of insecurity.

These people scare me.

Envy

Jealousy is another emotion that ignites poor perceptions. I’ve found instances of this in my own, as well.

Biases are great indicators for when it’s time to look inward.

Deep down, I actually like video games. I’ve played them for most of my childhood. Even today, Rocket League is (hands down) the most entertaining game I’ve ever played.

“Build from within, rather than destroy externally.”

When you explore the catalyst of your bias, you’ve got a chance to proactively react and overcome them.

If you instinctively label every person because you don’t agree with their actions, you’ll forever hold on to hate and anger.

Once you ask someone why they support said politician, or look deeper within yourself, that’s when you’ve got an opportunity to put those prejudices to rest.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.