By: Jade Chan
I would say..Please don’t put a label on everything. Wherever I go, everything and everyone seems to be categorized. Whether it’s ethnicity, intelligence level, or even a simple thing like if you’re attractive or not. The fact is, we are all made up of bones. We are all humans whether we like it or not. We all go through the same things even if some people have it harder than others while some have it easier. There isn’t a need to categorize people from how rich you are to how poor you are. Separating into groups just drives us away from getting to know each other.
For example, people might automatically assume and characterize someone just because a group of people from that particular racial group is known to be this or that. The fact is, you don’t know who they are. You can’t simply judge a person just because someone in the same racial group might have made a mistake in their life. Why do people praise the bad more than the good? You’re probably are thinking to yourself at this moment: “Oh of course I would rather see more good in this world than bad!” I don’t know if you’ve noticed but bad news sells.
A cop came to my class today and pointed on the fact that social media has not portrayed 98% of the good cops have done in this world. He said, “I can guarantee you that 98% of cops always make the right choice. However, social media catches the 2% of those cops who have made mistakes. You know why that is? Because bad news sells.” And now because of that 2% of people who have made mistakes, cops are now portrayed and categorized as these cruel, negative, abusive people.
Let me ask you this, what if everything materialistic people have in this world never existed? What would you do if we were all one and no one had less or more than one another and we were all equally treated? How would you act if we didn’t know what “ugly” or “beautiful” was? White, black, asian, ugly, beautiful, rich, and poor are all just labels. As a baby, we didn’t care if one was a “different” from us. We were taught what these labels are and have adapted to them like it’s normal.
All I want to say is, spread love and humor and stop assuming things of people. Don’t be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone and talk to people.You probably heard “spread love, not hate” a million times and judge the world or “society” for what it has become. But the truth is, we all need to start within ourselves. After loving ourselves and building good character, then that is when we can spread positivity and awareness.