Since starting this blog I've talked in generalities that hopefully might apply to most people. Since then my learning has ventured deeper into specific learning of myself. When I learn something I assume "everybody deals with this and learns this" but of course, not true.
I found myself assuming that certain traits are exclusive and others are more likely paired. Example: The "bad guy" in an old comic. He's unintelligent, physically unappealing, and wishes harm on others. Our "good guy" is the opposite: highly intelligent, good looking, and cares about the general well-being of strangers.
The thing is, we group all of those traits together and give it a overarching stamp. We make "unintelligent" a bad thing reserved for bad people just like we reserve "highly intelligent" for good people.
We do that for almost every human trait.
Think about that.
- Aslan was dangerous, but good.
- The Iron Giant was simple and unintelligent, but good.
We could go on forever.
Me? I like simple. Simple, but good. (but I'm learning)