Monday, October 31, 2011

Thought Experiment

Try this. Try being absolutely non-racist, non-sexist, non-elitist, non-homophobic, non-sizeist - non prejudiced in every way possible. It's is not easy, I know. You have my sympathies...empathy rather, because I struggle too. Sometimes, I forget and an atavistic discomfort with the other creeps in. If you're like me, you might make a tasteless joke or become flustered & confused. Or you could swing the other way & be patronizing of the other. It's okay, get back on your feet and try again.

But try.

I liked this post a lot. It's fun. Also true: Important Truths For Your Consideration


  1. It IS difficult to feel empathy all the time. And natural to feel intolerance. Or comfortable, at least.

  2. Well, it's easier than owning responsibility for our own psychosis.