We must be careful not to assume the worst, not to project our own fears and insecurities onto others. Read this thoughtful blog post from Laura Droege about her experience miscontruing another mother’s demeanor and behavior, assuming the other mother was prejudiced against Laura due to Laura’s openness about her bipolar diagnosis:
“Sometimes, it really is prejudice against me.
And sometimes, it’s not about me at all.”


7 responses to “When prejudice isn’t real”

  1. Thank you for nominating me. I am flattered, but I no longer accept awards.

  2. I have nominated you for a blogging award. you can find it here 

  3. Without a doubt, Laura’s quite wise in this piece. She writes very thoughtfully.

  4. Thanks for sharing this post. And as I said in my comment on Laura’s blog post: Even if you are not suffering from anything you feel the same way sometimes. At least I do. And it is a great reminder to take that step back and analyze if it is really about you.

  5. Wait a minute…you mean, it’s not ALL about ME????
    p.s. I wrote a slightly more pithy comment on Laura’s blog!

  6. You are welcome. It was timely.

  7. Thanks for the reblog, Kitt!

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