Prejudice Continued…

Q. What is the difference between prejudice, intuition, instincts or feelings?

A. There is no difference, just different words used to hide prejudice.

Q. Prejudice, good, bad or situation dependent?

A. Case by case basis.

Q. Has prejudice ever saved your life or prevented you from embarrassment or failure?

A. Yes, without a doubt on all three.

Q. Have you ever hurt someone because of your prejudice? Physically or emotionally?

A. That would have to be answered by those whom I may have. Emotionally, yes. Physically, maybe.

Q. Have you ever been hurt by someone else’s prejudice, emotionally or physically?

A. Yes

If we cannot have our own prejudices, then are we truly free?

If we can’t take the bad with the good, are we really that accepting?

How holistic are you?

If you are worth saving, why aren’t they worth saving?


12 thoughts on “Prejudice Continued…

  1. I disagree with the first answer. Intuition is not the same as a prejudice. Prejudice is a learned trait. Intuition is a natural-born soul connection. Ditto instinct.

    There are inherent things & there are learned things. Babies aren’t born bad. They are victims of bad parenting.

    Unfortunately, learned prejudice usually overrides natural intuition because the former is ingrained and the latter, subtle.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      I hit send thinking it was enter.

      Anyway, whether it is learned or not has no bearing on how it is perceived or how it appears.

      1. Oh, I’m sure a true gut instinct or a natural intuition may appear to be a prejudice to an onlooker expecting prejudice. But, they are still different.

        And, perception is relative. It’s why 10 people can have 10 different stories and all see the same event.

          1. Well, no. They are still different. Intuition is what we are born with. It isn’t learned like prejudice.

            I’m speaking more in terms of things like precognition…the guy heading for a flight that, at the last minute, gets a bad feeling, doesn’t get on the plane & it crashes. That is not a prejudice. That is a higher level function.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              I just don’t see the need to simply learn stuff to prove that someone is not prejudice. It seems like a waste of time if that is not what they are interested in.

              If someone is prejudice against me, then it depends on whether or not I really care. If it really bothers me, why don’t I just approach them?

              Is prejudice one sided? Prejudice only works if it is allowed to work.

  2. I disagree on the first answer. Intuition and instincts are different to prejudice.
    Prejudice means preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
    Intuition means the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.
    Instincts mean a natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking. Ok, maybe with instincts, though I am not fully certain on that. But intuition and prejudice are definitely not the same thing. Intuition is a knowledge of things, prejudice is opinions and ideas that are not based on reason or fact.
    The rest of the article is pretty good.
    If we cannot have our own prejudices, then are we truly free?
    Answer: I’m not really sure. Maybe.
    If we can’t take the bad with the good, are we really that accepting?
    Answer: No, we aren’t. Bad things will happen along with the good. It’s just a fact of life. Reminds of a line in the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” – “I think God gives us bad times so that we can appreciate the good”.
    How holistic are you?
    Answer: I think I’m like that, but again, I’m not entirely sure.
    If you are worth saving, why aren’t they worth saving?
    Answer: Good question! If God/Yah sent His Son to die for us, then I guess we all must be worth it.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Exactly Rue. That’s it. Why do we refuse others when we want to be accepted?

      If Jesus spread a message of love and God loves ALL of us, who are we to despise one another? Why can’t we love and allow people to be who they are?

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