Separating People from Their Actions
Something I think we all need to be better at. Found this at Roboseyo.
I think one of the underlying assumptions of this video (a person is not defined by a single action) is a good point, and I think that it is applicable in group situations as well. For example:
A people are not defined by their government (e.g. As an American, I did not support the war on drugs or the war on terror…at least not the way they were waged).
A people are not defined by the actions of others in their group (e.g. I’m an English teacher, but not a pedophile. I’m an American man, but I don’t sportfuck Korean women.)
A person is not defined by the actions of her/his progenitors.
I think if the whole world believed the above statements were true, we’d have a lot less misgivings about each other.