Careful You’re Not Judging People
Our brains are wired to recognise situations we have seen previously and react in the same way we did before. It’s a clever function, and it means we don’t have to re-learn how to make a cup of coffee every morning, but it can lead to problems too.
If you have a prejudice, for whatever reason, it’s really hard to displace it.
For example, if you’ve had a bad experience with a tradesperson you might be wary the next time you need one. But it’s not fair, is it? Just because you had a bad experience with the last tradesperson you engaged with, it doesn’t mean that all tradespeople are evil.
Flipping a situation in reverse is useful. Switch places with the person you’re about to judge. How would you feel if the roles were reversed?