Stereotypes

Stereotypes can be so misleading. Stereotypes are never a just representation of any culture. By acting out or verbalizing stereotypes, what gets revealed is not the truth of the target; rather, the ignorance and limited worldview of the people, who are doing the stereotyping.

 

Be The Type Of Person You Want To Meet

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Be the type of person that you want to meet.

I’ve been doing my best to incorporate this line of words into my daily conduct. Is it worth of practicing it? Yes! Is the daily practice of this line beneficial to the improvement of life’s quality? Yes! Is it easy to practice it? No! It is especially not easy to practice it while encountering someone, who doesn’t reciprocate courtesy.

I enjoy someone, who’s approachable, outgoing, with a smile on the face that is always willing to welcome someone new into his or her circle with open arms. Knowing the character traits that I look for in a person, I’ve been working hard to incarnate all these traits myself. For the most part, I have been successful in being the type of person that I enjoy meeting to others. The most challenging moment comes while interacting with someone, who just doesn’t demonstrate much courtesy for all the help that I had given to him or her so generously in the past. I am saddened by the fact that they only initiate talk with me when they have to. As time goes by, I am made to feel that all the help given to them so generously in the past has almost become, to them, like a way of me begging for their attention. The personal entitlement that they have shown is discouraging!

Interpersonal relationship is one of components that make up the complexity of life. Not everyone likes us for who we are. Realizing this fact, are we supposed to stop being who we are, and the type of the person that we want to meet? No! We have to accept the reality, which is we aren’t liked by everyone, and aren’t friends with everyone we meet; that’s OK.

Smartphone Users In The Street

Do you walk the public streets with your head held high, or with it down, fixating on your Smartphone screen like you own the streets that whoever happens to be in your proximity should automatically leave you with enough space to continue on with your journey?

Smartphone has become a refuge for many people these days. Business people turn to it for commercial dealings, also for embellishing their professional image. Trendsetters turn to it for making a fashion statement. And, shy people turn to it to avoid making eye contact with others, who might make them feel more timid than they already are.

We all have the right to choose how we put our Smartphone to use; that being said, when we are out and about, there’s certain amount of public courtesy that needs to be shown. The snowy winter has made the streets uneasy to walk in; the reduced walking space caused by the accumulated snow on the street side demands that much more of a need for us to keep our eyes on what’s in front of us, instead of what’s trending on the Smartphone screen.

Let us all be considerate when we are in the street so that we don’t bump into others.

Un Illettré Moderne

Je me sens chanceux d’avoir la capacité de parler français. Bien que je ne le parle pas du tout couramment, je suis bien en bonne direction de le perfectionner.

On est jugé par le monde la manière dont on s’exprime verbalement. Les mots ont le pouvoir énorme. C’est la raison pour laquelle qu’on a tous besoin de faire attention à notre choix du mot et aux éléments grammaticaux d’une phrase.

En tant que la popularité des réseaux sociaux augmente, de plus en plus des gens commencent à ignorer les propres usages de langue, n’importe laquelle. En anglais, beaucoup d’anglophones ont perdu la capacité de différencier les mots, tels que there, theirs, et they’re.

Je ne veux pas être un illettré à l’âge des réseaux sociaux. En fait, j’espère que personne ne s’ira en devenir un!