Tons of good and bad stuff has happened since I last posted. But guys, the time has finall come for a *drumroll please* third Quirky Ramblings post. Very exciting, and it’s a topic I am super passionate about, and maybe you will be as well after reading this! Before I go on, here is a quick life update.
- I’m getting glasses. Like this is big guys xD Anyways, I hadn’t been to an optician for like ages. So she asked me to read the letters and stuff, covering my left eye to see if I could see well through my right eye and I was fine. Then she covered my right eye to see if my left eye was working properly, and all the letters were fuzzy, no joke she had to make them massive before I could make out what they were, I got really scared and was like everything is fuzzy that is far away!! So the reason I’v never really noticed is because my right eye has been doing all the work! I definitely show you guys a picture of them, but not so sure about face reveal, I kinda like this blog anonymous 😛
- I had another flare up of pompholyx eczema (see here) so that was pretty stressful as I missed 3 days of school so I was not feeling very confident and I also got a really bad cold on Thursday.
- I’m meditating a lot more often and finally very calm and relaxed a lot of the time – I can really recommend it for dealing with emotions eg. pressure and stress
Let’s jump right into the third post of Quirky Ramblings!
Labelling :assign to a category, especially inaccurately or restrictively.
First of all let’s talk about labelling and exactly what I mean. A couple of words that might come to your head is jumping to conclusions or associating someone with something they’re not. For example, let’s start small here. A girl or a boy comes up to you and they’re wearing glasses, have braces and carrying textbooks. What would be the first word that comes to your head? Geek. Nerd. Unpopular. Weird. I think we all assume things of people. What if that girl just happened to enjoy English literature, had bad eyesight and crooked teeth? Does that make her a geek, it’s not her fault yet we never stop and think. We jump to conclusions. Yo’re probably not going to try get to know that girl, because does it involve you? No. Does it concern you? Not really. Is she your problem? Not for now. Does she deserve a chance for people to get to know her? Yes, of course she does! I’m not saying I’m the innocent one here. Far from it, in fact. I’m as a guilty as everybody in this hemisphere. But we need to change, change our instinct . Kinda like fight or flight, but more like see or flee. I don’t think American high school films help. With their crazy social status ladder, it portarys a lot of people who are just different from the rest as strange, weird, people who you are not to be seen associated with.
Stereotypes: In social psychology, a stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people. Stereotypes are generalized because one assumes that the stereotype is true for each individual person in the category.
Stereotyping is kinda like categorising people. Assuming that everybody who is in that category is the same. Think the same. Act the same. Behave the same. I think stereotypical people and labelling people a have a lot in common. Would you expect a beautiful girl to be nerdy and love school? On the off chance maybe, but not very likely. Are you a stereotypical person? Truly,I think we all are. But there is always time to change that! ❤
What did you guys think? That was a pretty long post to write, here are some quotes and questions for you guys to answer in the comments! <3333
Did that quote just move up your favourite quote list? / Have anything else to say about labelling and stereotypes?/ Has this post made you think about the subject a bit more deeply? /
That’s a wrap! ❤
ps. May not be blogging for a little while as have a lot of revision to do for exams and going on holiday in Easter Holidays (which is super exciting!) What do you guys think of the new sign-off? That’s my new official font *squealll* ❤ Guys, by the way, how do you delte a category? Please let me know in comments! c: