this is she or this is her has been one of my favorite quotes of the last couple of years. It is very simple and yet so very effective.
I’ve been telling my students for years that this line has something to do with how we perceive the world around us. When we see a picture of someone, we perceive that they are someone. When we see the picture of someone we are not sure about we perceive that they are not someone. When we see a picture of someone we are very sure about, we perceive that they are someone. When we see a picture of someone we are very sure about we perceive that they are someone.
The key word is “perceive.” We all can perceive something about a person. We all can perceive a person’s age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, gender, and personality. We all can perceive a person’s physical characteristics, like their height, weight, eye color, gender, and personality. We can perceive a person’s personality.
People perceive things about themselves and others. Some people perceive the world in terms of their own personal preferences, beliefs, and values. They perceive themselves in this way, and others perceive them in a different way. Most people are not aware of these preferences and beliefs, but they all perceive themselves in this way.
This is the case for all of us, though it’s not always easy to see through our own prejudices. And when it comes to our own preferences and beliefs, we have to be extremely careful and honest about how we describe ourselves.
One thing that we can do to improve this perception is to focus on how we act, rather than how we talk. The more we can know about others, the more we can get a real feel for their preferences and beliefs. We, as individuals, like to think that others like us, and that people in general like to be liked. We like to believe that this is how things are supposed to be. But the reality is, it’s not.
We can improve our perceptions by asking ourselves whether we’re being true to ourselves. How many times have you said something about yourself, something that you felt was inappropriate or inappropriate for you, and then you’ve found out later that you’ve accidentally said something that had a bigger impact? The same goes for those of us with biases and prejudices. We are always trying to convince ourselves that we have a right to be racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
There’s no way these three ideas can ever be the same. You can’t get enough of them.
So often I hear people say “I’m not racist” or “I’m not sexist”. We don’t say those things because we think it’s “stupid”. Instead, we say we don’t think these things because we’re not sure why they are. Often, we just don’t know why we believe these things or how we came to be convinced that these things are true.