English III, 5th period
1, May 2013
Perfection is the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all ﬂaws or defects. “Perfection” is what we, as human beings, tend to expect from everybody else; we all have our own idiotic and unrealistic interpretation of ﬂawlessness. But who are we to expect others to be perfect, if we ourselves are not? Everyone has imperfections, as we have our own. One should not judge another, when he/she has acted in the same manner.
Judging others is not only wrong, but it is hypocritical. Wayne Dyer, an
American psychotherapist, says, “When you judge another, you do not deﬁne them, you deﬁne yourself.” This means that people do not just choose random features or ﬂaws that they see in someone; in fact, they choose the ﬂaws that they do not see in themselves but indeed obtain. So someone is being hypocritical by judging another person. “Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.” (George
Matthews) This explains on how people tend to judge simply because their thoughts do not agree. Well this is an example of hypocrisy because they do not truly know if their view is right but base it on true stubbornness and belief.
When one judges others, they show the world that they are being hypocrites since they indeed are the same.
To be prejudice is to have an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. “If we were to wake up some morning and ﬁnd that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would ﬁnd some other causes for prejudice by noon.” (Georgia Aiken) Prejudice is something that cannot be escaped. It happens everywhere around us for every little possible thing. This quote goes into detail and says how the world would only be sane for a short time and ﬁnd a new way to judge. “Prejudice is a learned trait. You're not born prejudiced; you're taught it.” (Charles R. Swindoll)
One is not just born being prejudice. They are grown use to it and learn from their surroundings. Since everyone has committed an act of prejudice it’s better to just forgive their past and try not to be.
Stereotyping happens often when we make a certain remark on a person’s race, gender, or ethnicity. We so often might do it unconsciously.
“Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.” (Margaret Mead)
Stereotyping might be said as a harmless joke, to offend someone, or some people depending on their status. Stereotyping has been around for a long period of time, and sometimes we often forget what the true context of it is.