Saturday, September 07, 2002

Sin of Stereo-Typing

"To generalize is to be an idiot."

-William Blake

At the end of the day, we are individuals, not the general public; though we are part of it.
A paradox- no one really thinks he is part of the general public; everyone thinks he is special.
Whatever it is, it is important to deal with people and matters on a case by case basis.
And because things change, we even have to adapt on a moment to moment basis!
When we generalise and stereotype things, we are escaping into the convenience of self-delusion.
The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas help each sentient being differently with myriad skillful means-
they are perfect models of perfect customer service!

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