Stereotypes. The simplest term i could put this mind provoking thought into.
In Brunei, amidst the diversities of cultures and different backgrounds; why oh why do we still judge people by their appearances?
Yes, i have stated jokes about shufflers, poklens etc but it was just for the sake of having fun. To some, it might show that i have bad will against these groups of people, but i do not. I respect everything created by God.
Things need to change, why judge a book by its cover when you don’t even have the faintest idea on what the book contains? The idea on how these shufflers or poklens are some sort of nuisance are preposterous, what have they done to you that makes them unwanted? Some would say, they are weird by having madeup names, different kinds of attires, different set of beliefs. But i say let them be, the funny thing is these people who criticizes with their closeminded views should really look at themselves in the mirror. If their interest are to dress up in thatkindofaway let them, for they themselves are aware of how their appearences are, as long as they are comfortable with it, i’m down with that.
On the other hand, there are issues on this as well. Wearing skimpy attires, hanging out till dawn, ikut-ikut kawan etc. This responsibility should be held by their parents, try teaching your children at a young age, know who their friends are and get to know them and also not to be too strict on them as they will just try rebel thus teenagers having the trait of knowing how to sneak out or what we call jadi ninja.
I am but a humanbeing, and this is what i think, be more accepting for this is the 21st century. In order to evolve, things needs to change.
“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself” – Andy Warhol.