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How can I not prejudge?

 
Roboto
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How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
 Quoting: Roboto

That sounds more like your 'inner voice'.

Personally I would keep it as it serves like an 'early warning radar'. You need not act upon it, merely take it as an additional piece of information your mind was able to provide you with based upon previous observation.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
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Pic or it didn't happen
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
The human (and all other intelligent creatures) always and only assesses the current environment and its contents based on previous memories. If the current situation is very unique, we are cautious, nervous and sometimes scared in the discovery process.

You must prejudge because that's how the brain works. Nobody has any choice about it. You will update the memory field based on the completed most recent situation. Another done deal we cannot control.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
 Quoting: Roboto


In some circles, that may be called being judgemental. In other circles that may be where that saying about first impressions come into play.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
First impression. Her style may not be your preference but unless you took the time to talk to her, you'll never know if she's intelligent, artistic, intellectual, interesting, etc. or not.

Contrary to the agenda, first impressions and initial judgements are not a bad thing. Why do you want to diminish your senses? This is one of our most important senses and often times, life preserving.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
 Quoting: Roboto


bump
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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Re: How can I not prejudge?
You can't. "Not prejudging" is another one of those myths that some people think is possible, but isn't.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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Re: How can I not prejudge?
I hate Starbucks. But, I stopped in to wait on a friend recently and got a $4.25 "short" coffee (used to be $1,88).

Anyway, as I waited, I watched the incoming customers.

A 20-something woman walks in with the following appearance:

Purple hair (pulled out in front) from under a black knit hat
Tattoos purposely exposed on skin normally covered (cold day)
Black lace-up army boots which still had the original shine
Miniature stuffed animal cuties hanging off of purse
Double-wide ass stuffed into stretch-waist blue jeans


And, I admit. I immediately thought, pathetic snowflake. An NPC incarnate.

How can I not be so judgmental?
 Quoting: Roboto


Pic or it didn't happen
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lmao

You know it did!
Roboto  (OP)

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Re: How can I not prejudge?
You can't. "Not prejudging" is another one of those myths that some people think is possible, but isn't.
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Yes, I agree.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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Good video. I had not seen it.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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 Quoting: aether


Is he the son of one of the members of DeVo?
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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Good video. I had not seen it.
 Quoting: Roboto


sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

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Re: How can I not prejudge?
OP:

The human brain is a pattern recognition machine. Recognizing patterns is what it does. This is a GOOD thing, because recognizing patterns makes you better equipped to navigate your environment effectively.

If you deliberately STOP recognizing patterns, then you become a self-lobotomized moron. This is what happened to the political left of today.

It started with them refusing to see patterns related to race, gender, religious or political affiliation, and so on, because their ideology forbids such patterns to exist.

But the brain can't just selectively stop recognizing certain patterns, so the end result when you refuse to see certain patterns, is that it soon stops recognizing any patterns at all.

The brain effectively stops working normally, and you become a "zombie", or an "NPC". You become a parroting automaton without an internal reality evaluation process, 100 % programmed by the media and your peer group.
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
OP:

The human brain is a pattern recognition machine. Recognizing patterns is what it does. This is a GOOD thing, because recognizing patterns makes you better equipped to navigate your environment effectively.

If you deliberately STOP recognizing patterns, then you become a self-lobotomized moron. This is what happened to the political left of today.

It started with them refusing to see patterns related to race, gender, religious or political affiliation, and so on, because their ideology forbids such patterns to exist.

But the brain can't just selectively stop recognizing certain patterns, so the end result when you refuse to see certain patterns, is that it soon stops recognizing any patterns at all.

The brain effectively stops working normally, and you become a "zombie", or an "NPC". You become a parroting automaton without an internal reality evaluation process, 100 % programmed by the media and your peer group.
 Quoting: The Monk


Very interesting observation.

Have you ever tried to enhance your brain's pattern recognition ability? To clarify; I have a theory (probably not unique) that we can actively train it to recognize ctitters in their natural habitat, but camouflaged.

For example. I will sit and watch a squirrel make it's way through a tree. I stay focused, and take mental snapshots every few seconds as it moves. My theory is that the brain stores those patterns and we are able to utilize them after they have been encoded. What do you think?
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Re: How can I not prejudge?
First impression. Her style may not be your preference but unless you took the time to talk to her, you'll never know if she's intelligent, artistic, intellectual, interesting, etc. or not.

Contrary to the agenda, first impressions and initial judgements are not a bad thing. Why do you want to diminish your senses? This is one of our most important senses and often times, life preserving.
 Quoting: janedoenut


Yes, but my first impressions are so often wrong!

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Re: How can I not prejudge?
Lobotomy, chemical lobotomy is the extreme stoppage, you do not want that at all on any level.
It comes natural through instinct and ingrained personality traits/character traits.
You can analyze things or just assume all things without considering them or looking into them.
You still have to remember things change and are not fixed except in the untouchable things.
Humans ingrained are harder to change so if you find one you would like if you could change them, then that would be a low probability of success and not a choice consideration.
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Why would it matter? Would "prejudging" someone prevent you from giving aid and assistance to someone? You don't to like someone to snatch him away from an oncoming train, right? If Ms. Purple-hair started choking on some overpriced menu item, you'd still try to perform a Heimlich maneuver, or at least call 911, yes? As long as you can still recognize the humanity in someone, prejudge to your heart's content.
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Why would it matter? Would "prejudging" someone prevent you from giving aid and assistance to someone? You don't to like someone to snatch him away from an oncoming train, right? If Ms. Purple-hair started choking on some overpriced menu item, you'd still try to perform a Heimlich maneuver, or at least call 911, yes? As long as you can still recognize the humanity in someone, prejudge to your heart's content.
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I left out "have" after "You don't"
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Invest some time on understanding, sonder.


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Good video. I had not seen it.
 Quoting: Roboto



sonder
- n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

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