Stereotypically Stereotypical!

Posted on June 3, 2008

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Stereotype: A fixed, commonly held notion or image of a person or group, based on an oversimplification of some observed or imagined trait of behaviour or appearance.

I never did understand stereotyping. I’ve always thought it’s society’s way of making things easier. Think of it this way..the universe is one big filing cabinet and each individual being it’s files; the secretary is society personified, and the act of arranging each file chronologically a metaphor for stereotyping.
The need to classify the ‘geek’ or the ‘intellectually challenged’ is beyond me. I am yet to find one person that fits each shoe perfectly.
Take me for example: I hate to cook, yet love to clean (domestically-adept or domestically-challenged?). My taste in music has no boundaries (not a rocker, not a hippie?). I adore both a good crossword and a challenging sudoku (words AND numbers?). I appreciate the occassional chick flick and war movie too (man or woman??). I’m cool with fast food for lunch and fine dining for dinner (Filet Mignon with FrenchFries?). 

Quite the stereotypical nightmare eh? Here..let me help classify me. As proclaimed from the wise saying on a friend’s t-shirt: ‘I am what i am.’

Think about it..cheers.

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