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Two Types of People

There are two types of people in this world. Us versus them. Some think that means Christians versus everyone else. Some think it means Muslims versus everyone else. Some think it means white people versus everyone else (warning: this last video was so abhorrent I couldn't even finish watching it. The first two videos were courtesy of circle23).

What's your personal we/they dichotomy? Is it Republicans versus Democrats? Is it conservatives versus liberals? Maybe it's the US versus terrorists. The latter is difficult because the split doesn't incorporate everyone, but it's still a split and for many, it's an unbridgeable gulf.

That's the core of the problem. We start to identify too closely with someone or something and we forget that those who don't identify with it are human beings who have as much right to think and feel as we do.

If you refuse to understand that others have reasons for the way they think, you're part of the problem. If you refuse to understand that your personal viewpoint may very well be a function of geography or upbringing, you're part of the problem. If you refuse to understand that it's more than just "I'm smart and they're naive", you're part of the problem.

Our world today is in dire peril. Don't be part of the problem.

Update: wow. Sounding a little pompous today, ain't I?
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dont they all blow? Travvv and the BG's ahahahaha Travvv & Bee Gees discorific
I am not a practitioner of sodomy if you are referring to what I think you are inferring.
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......................................................................................................................................Who knew today would be the day I got to now Curtis so well?
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oops thats not curtis LOL thats your next B-friend! you just cant see his clown makeup
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None of my boyfriends put tree stumps up their bum, must be your next "girl"friend!
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c'mon thats not a tree stump thats your tongue !! whatever you were drunk dont remember i cant believe chelsea convinced you to do thatLOL
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I know, I know. I must say, I AM REAL GLAD I have good friends like you who call immediately after reading my livedrama. It makes me feel good on the inside.

Maybe we could have a chinese dinner date sometime?
Mine is "people who hate the movie Crash" vs. "knee jerk undiscerning dorks." Tee hee.
I think it is divided into people who eat pie and those who don't


I fit into so many catagories that I rarely chose sides though I do I think everyone has at one point or another....Most of my life I have been a target for discrimination I can't fault people for ebing the way they are I jsut wish people would start to consider people as people and not somesort of differnt other.
This was not safe to watch with an already upset stomach. The comments made by people on that last one only made things worse. It's these people that perpetuate many of the struggles we have in the world. =/
For me, at this moment:
1) Sane People Who Think Critically vs. Morons Who Accept Whatever Crap is Spoon-fed To Them
2) Me vs. The Two Managers Who Report To Me
Tolerant vs. intolerant. Let's cover all the bases, I just hate 'em both. :-)
hehe, I know what you're talking about. Several months ago, I called up a fellow activist and troublemaker and made an impassioned speech to the effect of, "Once we understand that there 'THEY' are actually 'US,' then we will know true power, and we'll be able to make the transitions that need to happen. There is no 'us' and 'them,' for 'they' are truly 'US.'"

Sort of like "I have seen the enemy and he is us."

Another little slogan we have amongst the existentialists and idealists at Sustainable Ballard: "Be the we."

I got to see Sean last night...and he's here another day...I'm so lucky! (oh, am I lucky) We're thinking of you! {{{hugs}}}
"If you refuse to understand that others have reasons for the way they think, you're part of the problem."

So, all I have to do is understand the reasons for the way they think and I'm no longer part of the problem. Leaving only *them*....right?
There are 10 types of people in this world...
(Anonymous)
Those that understand binary and those that don't
Normally it's "me" vs "everybody else". Right now it's narrowed to "me" and "can I eat that".