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Monday, September 23, 2013

Categorizing People

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories
by which we categorize and dismiss each other need
to be excavated from the inside.
- Dorothy Allison

We do both others and ourselves a disservice when we attempt to categorize people.

Further reading:  Enemy-Friend-Partner

All Different - All One

Respecting the Uniqueness of Others

Judging People





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