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    Are we, as humans, prejudiced against others who are different from us?

    prej·u·dice


    1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.


    2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.


    3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.


    4. such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.


     


      

    +2  Views: 1051 Answers: 6 Posted: 10 years ago
    Ed1530

    I do not understand I think the question was a great one. Perhaps I did not get my point across. I guess what I mean to say is that I be leave that every living thing in the universe has or will have the same problems, tech, etc, etc. Sorry for any misunderstandings. So the prejudgment would be kind of like, I will look but I know I will not see anything different.
    Russrocks

    Thank you for clarifying!
    Colleen

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    Ed, do not apologize to this nitpicker. He complains about all answers he receives. He tries to control everyone and how they respond. He has real control issues. I think his mother may have been too domineering in his life. He may still live with her.
    Ed1530

    Good to know and thank you Colleen.

    6 Answers

    Well, as a bumpkin I have my views on life and my views do not always agree with others views, but again, I'm only a bumpkin.


     


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    If and when I am prejudiced (pre-judging), it is a result of the experiences I have had with "different" people, or knowledge of circumstances others have experienced, things I have read or seen in the news.  I have learned not to be obvious in my pre-judgmental attitude, and am often pleasantly surprised by how much I like those "different" people. 

    doris25

    a nice warm atitude

    I believe we are but not for being any worse or better than someone else are. Just here we are again more of the same stuff we see all of the time.

    Russrocks

    Ed: If you didn't like the question, then why answer it?
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Russ if you don't like the answers you get, why ask questions? Do you ever NOT complain about an answer you get here?

    No , live and let live, that's my attitude.

    prejudice |?prej?d?s| noun 1 preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience: English prejudice against foreigners | anti-Jewish prejudices. • dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior deriving from unfounded opinions: accusations of racial prejudice. 2 chiefly Law harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment: prejudice resulting from delay in the institution of the proceedings. verb [ with obj. ] 1 give rise to prejudice in (someone); make biased: the statement might prejudice the jury. 2 chiefly Law cause harm to (a state of affairs): delay is likely to prejudice the child's welfare. PHRASES without prejudice Law without detriment to any existing right or claim: the payment was made without any prejudice to her rights. ORIGIN Middle English ( sense 2 of the noun): from Old French, from Latin praejudicium, from prae ‘in advance’ + judicium ‘judgment.’


    I don't like altered or lamb definitions.  I read your issue. And "The Oxford American Dictionary" covers the deffinition without gapping holes in the read. That is my prejudice  

    all through human history, humans tend to be prejudice against that they don't know and/or not familiar with. it's a survival response. now in modern day we have the chance to learn about others from many sources thanks to modern technology and social innovation. sometimes even after we learn, we are still prejudice against others.  it's still a survival mechanism.  but in this modern day, we humans are trying and doing better with regard to overcoming prejudice,  a mechanism we probably don't need as much.  i like what my mother in-law said,  "When you find a fool, leave him a fool. When he learns better he'll do better." 



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