Words that Generalize hurt People

United States
March 22, 2017 2:30pm CST
These days I try not to use words like "most of" or "mostly" before passing a negative comment. Attributing a bad trait of someone to someone else on can come across as judgemental. No one can predict what someone else will not or will do. The last thing I want to do is condemn a whole group.
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@CoolPeace (1593)
• Miami, Florida
22 Mar 17
I agree and it will be better to say some.
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• United States
22 Mar 17
true. I rather specify by name. Being direct prevents so much misunderstanding.
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@MALUSE (37821)
• Germany
22 Mar 17
That is a mature attitude.
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• United States
22 Mar 17
Thank you. I am afraid of coming off as rude. So sometimes I overthink my words before I say them.
@MALUSE (37821)
• Germany
22 Mar 17
@stacysdeadright I can't see anything rude in your post.
• United States
22 Mar 17
@MALUSE Thank you. I guess I meant that i am cautious in my day to day conversations. Whether here or at the market or on instagram I am very conscious of the way I word things. due to my sheltered upbringing I was a little ignorant in my perception towards people who had different backgrounds.
@GardenGerty (96659)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Mar 17
I think each of us needs to pay attention to what we say and how we say it. Of course that might be generalizing as well, but your idea is definitely thought provoking.