The first thing we use when we walk down the streets of society. Everywhere we go, we always have a thought, or two or fifteen, about the people we interact. Becuase we like to put people in categories, apparently.

"A stereotype is a belief that may be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things, but that belief may or may noy accurately reflect reality. However, this is only a fundamental psychological definition of a stereotype." - Wikipedia.

We have - Sports, Nerds, Street, Goth, Rocker, Brunette, Blondes, LGBT, Religious, Outcast, Flower Power and, yeah, you name it.

All of these stereotypes that circles the globe have, or is supposed, act a certain way to interact with the rest of the world.
Blondes - shallow with no use of intelligence. 
Street - attitude problem but small on the ground. 
Gays - sprakling pink with rainbows.
Sportsmen and cheerleaders that are genetically programed for each other. Show-offs!
Religious - physcial attraction is a sin, even though humans partly rely on phycisal contact.
Couples - the people who have been together since, who knows when, and are "destined" to be together. Will have the fairytale package but in the end, they are desperate for a foundation to grow on.

Some stereotypes live on rock hard due the fact that we, as kids, are hardwired to learn these things so we know which people to sit with during lunch at school and which type to avoid on the bus on our way home from work on a thursday night.
If you want to be placed in a category, then be my guest. Because you already are and so am I, along with the rest of the planet, but it won't give you any hand in work interviews. If you tell your future boss/es that you were an all star athlet in high school, it might tell them everything about you, a bit or nothing at all whatsoever.
Is there a logical reason why we have stereotypes or is it just a disfunction in our desire to organize. Whom shall sit with whom and where. Perhaps a display of thought-to-reality progress, what you think, you say and it happens. What would happen if we didn't have stereotypes or maybe when the stereotype system falls apart. What do we do then? Probably press "reinstall".

Ji. ©


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