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Old 03-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #31
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. . I don't get the hate & discontent over this. .
It was just one person. No one else minded it and most seemed to have enjoyed it.
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I don't get the hate & discontent over this. If anyone has spent much time at ranges, you have seen some of these stereotypes play out.

So here is my take. The only stereotypes that exist are the ones we choose to build in our mind. They are standardized and simplified conceptions of people which we build based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. We often stereotype because it is too difficult for us to take in all of the complexities of other people as individuals.

Some people don't stereotype others, often because they have had rich experiences with people of all sectors of society and through that process learned to embrace the diversity people have to offer. The complexities of individuals are what make people interesting in my opinion.

So when you say, "If anyone has spent time at ranges, you have seen some of these stereotypes" it does not necessarily hold true. The only stereotypes we see are those we create in our mind and they are not universal. You create your stereotypes, I create mine, and others create theirs. People and groups are not a stereotype unless we make them so in our mind.

Anyway I understand the range of reactions. And I do think this has been a good thread.
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or armour-plated bears.
HOLY CRAP! When did they get armor? {runs to scrape teflon off frying pan to make more effective ammo}


Good thread!
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So here is my take. The only stereotypes that exist are the ones we choose to build in our mind. They are standardized and simplified conceptions of people which we build based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. We often stereotype because it is too difficult for us to take in all of the complexities of other people as individuals.

Some people don't stereotype others, often because they have had rich experiences with people of all sectors of society and through that process learned to embrace the diversity people have to offer. The complexities of individuals are what make people interesting in my opinion.

So when you say, "If anyone has spent time at ranges, you have seen some of these stereotypes" it does not necessarily hold true. The only stereotypes we see are those we create in our mind and they are not universal. You create your stereotypes, I create mine, and others create theirs. People and groups are not a stereotype unless we make them so in our mind.

Anyway I understand the range of reactions. And I do think this has been a good thread.
I have to repectfully disagree. There are stereo types. Take myself being from the south. I like cornbread,say ain't and have lived in a trailor with a car up on blocks in the front yard. I have since moved but I was that guy in the stereo type. It's not bad to reconize similar traits in a group of people. In my opinion, it's all what you do with it.
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I have to repectfully disagree. There are stereo types. Take myself being from the south. I like cornbread,say ain't and have lived in a trailor with a car up on blocks in the front yard. I have since moved but I was that guy in the stereo type. It's not bad to reconize similar traits in a group of people. In my opinion, it's all what you do with it.
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There are stereo types.
Thanks for the feedback.
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So here is my take. The only stereotypes that exist are the ones we choose to build in our mind. They are standardized and simplified conceptions of people which we build based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. We often stereotype because it is too difficult for us to take in all of the complexities of other people as individuals.

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So when you say, "If anyone has spent time at ranges, you have seen some of these stereotypes" it does not necessarily hold true. The only stereotypes we see are those we create in our mind and they are not universal. You create your stereotypes, I create mine, and others create theirs. People and groups are not a stereotype unless we make them so in our mind.

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Dude, are you an engineer? What you just wrote is stereotypical of an engineer.
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Dude, are you an engineer? What you just wrote is stereotypical of an engineer.
Busted! I am really working hard to be brief! Good comment. Liked the way you weaved it together. :-)
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Busted! I am really working hard to be brief! Good comment. Liked the way you weaved it together. :-)
So then some stereotypes actually are accurate?
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So then some stereotypes actually are accurate?
Using my lens of experience I think there is little truth in stereotypes and when allowed to exist people often get sold short. Hey but no one ever said life is fair. Reality is not what it is, it's what we think it is.
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