by Janielle Beh on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:12pm
None of us are free from preconceptions and prejudices.
We ourselves are influenced by our own preconceptions of other people. I despise the fact that no matter how often we remind ourselves that we should not 'judge a book by it's cover,' it is still inevitable that we will end up falling into the same trap time and again.
Why do we have all these prejudices and misconceptions and stereotypes of the people and the world around us?
We are all brought up in unique circumstances. We all have different parents who will instill in us unique values and ideas. All these shape our thinking and the way we ultimately respond to the world around us.
It is vital that what enters our thoughts, and what moulds our thinking, is sound and true. If we are absorbing distorted half-truths and misconceptions, we will view the world through hazy, dirty lenses. But if our thoughts, ideas and judgments are founded on solid truth and on godly values, we will view the world through God's perspective and live applying wisdom.
~ j a n i e ll e