Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stereotypically Mean

"She prefers frozen yogurt over ice cream? Ohh fancy pants."
"They always gets failing marks in class, he must be really stupid."
"That girl over there is part of the honor roll, I bet she doesn't have a social life and just studies all the time."
"He listens to old music, how uncool."
"She's too thin, maybe her family can't afford to feed her, or I reckon she's anorexic."

Sounds familiar? I bet all of us, for even just once have experienced being judged this way. 

Classifying people because of the way they dress, the way they have fun, the music they listen to, or the grades they get doesn't make you know them any better. In fact, why don't we all just stop it and accept the fact that we're all different. Each one is unique in their own way. Our ideas and preferences are different. For example, some may consider fun as reading a book, and some may say fun is partying late at night. Some may find the beauty in a rainy day and some don't. These differences are made not to give us titles, but to make us branch out to various kinds of people. We're all Earthlings people!! All of us has a story to tell and there are reasons why those are choices an individual makes. We should all respect and let live.

So, what if you prefer FroYo over ice cream? It's not just sweet but also tangy, and you sure got adventurous tastebuds! Isn't that a good thing?! (People just make fun of the most silliest things!)
And that person who always gets failing marks in class? I'm pretty sure that God gave him excellence in something rather than academics. What if you find out that he's awesome in playing the piano? He can read those musical notes not like you!
Girl in the honor roll? You should stop making fun of her and admire her dedication to her career and her passion for learning. She might have just a few friends but they're the best and ones she'll keep. 
That guy who listens to old music must be commended for his appreciation for classics. And maybe, just maybe, those songs he's listening to reminds him of his parents who are far away from him.
The girl you say whose family can't feed her, so what if they really can't? Shouldn't you be helping her and give her something to eat rather than make fun of her?

We're all equal in God's eyes and loves us all, so let's show that same love to everyone.

Now, here's Taylor Swift singing Mean and telling us about people who make us feel small. Her song that speaks so much about people who makes us feel inferior and how to handle them. She makes us sing that; "Someday I'll be living in a big old city and all you're ever gonna be is mean." ;)

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you feel empowered to know that you're unique and that there's always a story behind everyone including you. A real friend would understand, and if you haven't found that friend, always remember that God will. :) Stay beautiful.

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