Monday, February 02, 2009

Classifying People

Similarly, we seem to want to classify other people, in order to know what to expect from them and how to “handle” them. We spend some amount of time figuring them out, listening to them and observing them, and then we put them in a box with the other people that seem to be like them. We decide, “He’s nice,” and expect him to be nice all the time. We decide, ”She’s stupid,” and don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of her. We even classify ourselves, so that other people know what to expect from us (or what we want them to think we are doing). We say, “I’m a hard worker” or “I’m very loyal,” hoping that they will put us in a good box.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time


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