Generalizing, are you guilty of this???
August 18, 2010 9:56pm CST
I know I am. I dont know if its natural to generalize from just one example like women are vain because your mom and sisters are vain or that men are polygamous because your dad is. Or that all politicians are corrupt here in the Philippines. I didn't know that I was doing this until a friend told me that I tend to generalize too many stuff and its not good because it leads to being judgmental. Old habits are hard to kick off though.
• United States
19 Aug 10
I generalize to what I know, but I know my limits. I always say that humans are naturally cruel or evil because we are. When people are too nice they are stupid. I say things like that and people think I should change my views but they haven't proven me wrong yet so should I conform to the majority or keep my ideas alive?
19 Aug 10
I guess I'm guilt of that, too. Usually when I'm driving. Like when one motorcycle rider cuts in front of me, I tend to say that motorcycle riders are not careful that's why there are so many accidents involving motorcycles. Sometimes that's just borne out of our initial reactions to a specific situation. We don't really mean it and it's not necessarily true, but we say it anyway. Maybe just to show how strongly we feel about the situation. I try not to say it in the presence of someone who I know will get offended, though. Just to keep the peace. =)