Thursday, March 12, 2009
It Doesn't Take Much
A person's day can be made or ruined by the turn of a simple phrase. A lot of times things are said in an off-hand way without regard to how they affect the person who is being spoken to. That usually results in hurt feelings and sometimes bias against that person because of whatever race they belong to. Race has nothing at all to do with a person's bad choice of words, but sometimes people fall into the trap of stereotyping based on wrongdoing that was caused to them. I've been guilty of generalizing about a group after a member of that group has hurt my feelings. That's the anger and the hurt talking. No group can be judged based on the actions of one member of that group. That's not fair. Unfortunately, very few things in life are fair.