My Rant on Societal StereotypesSociety today sometimes drives me crazy. We have developed so many stereotypes that cloud our judgement we fail to see the big picture. We all do it. Things that we first notice about someone almost instantly becomes who they are. There are so many factors involved in this but I will list a couple of them.
The first factor that came to mind is appearance. Not just the way we look but the way we walk, talk, eat, sit, etc. For example, I may walk a bit differently but I would still be the same person if I didn’t. This is the first thing that we notice and it sometimes tell us right away if we would like to meet them or not.
Another factor would be cliches. Everyone has a different type of personality. Some of the common cliches that I know are for example nerds, jocks and divas. When I had gone to high school it was pretty much deemed unacceptable for a nerd to hang out with a jock. I blame the media for this type of behavior. Nerds are seen as outcasts on tv and most people perceive this in real life. The same goes for jocks. The media makes them look so cool and tough that people think that they actually are. My point is that you never really know someone until you know who they are, inside and out.