flash judgments

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It happens to the best of us- we see a person and based on their appearance, we tend to think we know everything about a person. This happened most recently to Matt when we hung out with a newer co-worker. She couldn't believe Matt's love for hip-hop. She even said,"You just don't look like you listen to hip-hop. You look like you listen to Mumford & Sons or something." Oddly enough, he does not like Mumford & Sons. He's writing an essay on the evolution of Kanye West from College Dropout to Yeezus. I had to ask him what twerking was. He dresses how he likes to dress, but people assume that since he lived in Brooklyn while going to school there, he's just some pretentious hipster turd nerd, but that's not the case. I mean, he's nerdy, don't get me wrong, but nerdy about things like Breaking Bad, Dr Who, Game of Thrones, Drake fanboy, comic books, and David Foster Wallace. And he doesn't pretend to be too cool to do pretty much anything.
Basically, we all make flash judgments, but we should work on getting to know those people to (hopefully) prove ourselves wrong. I've been wrong plenty of times. Also, labels? Seriously? Are we still in middle school? I was considered "emo" back then and my friend Jeni was a "punk," but what the fuck did that mean? It was just based off of the music we liked. Now, I'm getting called a hipster, which you can call me whatever you want- I'm sure I've been called worse. But back to the labeling? Do we really need to be separating people into jocks, cheerleaders, and the Plastics all over again? Goodness, is this 2004?!


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  1. good stuff. I love your post . I hate that soooo much )labeling and what not) why does it exist.i will never get it. good one girlie!!! society just need to be more open and accept each other , instead of assuming (just my opinion). <3

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