Are You a [fill in the blank]?

Categories: Opinion

If you look like a [fill in the blank], if you dress like a [fill in the blank], if you talk like a [fill in the blank], if you behave like a [fill in the blank], if you resemble a [fill in the blank] in any way, you can expect to be treated like a [fill in the blank] whether you are one or not.

If you want to avoid being treated like a [fill in the blank], then do whatever you can to avoid whatever it is that [fill in the blank]s do.  Dress differently.  Speak differently.  Behave differently.  There will still be some who treat you like a [fill in the blank], and you can't change those people.  But you can change yourself.  Don't let your friends get in the way.  Don't let your family get in the way.  Don't let society get in the way.  Don't let your culture get in the way.  And most of all, don't let your pride get in the way.  Remain humble, and become better than who or what "they" think you are.  If you can't do that (or if you choose not to do that), then it might be time to consider that maybe you really are a [fill in the blank].

 

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