Thursday, December 16, 2010


We all do it. We see someone, and almost immediately our brain attaches a label to that face - "fat", "old", "ugly", "stupid".

And even when we get to know the actual person who owns that face, and may discover that some of those stamped classifications we so quickly put on are completely invalid...

They stick. Like labels do.

Yesterday, I was having a great deal of trouble watching a group of well-dressed teenagers scornfully glance over their shoulders at my disabled, seriously overweight daughter attempting to complete an on-line job application.

Then I realized what I was doing.

 Just the same thing these girls were doing - putting a label on them just as they were putting one on my daughter.