say rather than believing in the stereotypes of others we believe the ones others have of us.

how do a couple of regular guys from Idaho see English people, tea and colonialism I’m going to guess.

it’s fairish, although I drink more coffee than tea, and more water than coffee, or at least trying to.

don’t believe the stereotypes of others or self, they are always wrong anywhere outside comedy.

some things are not joke material (imo, not universally accepted), but who am I to judge someone else’s sense of humour.

I find myself laughing when I consider the irony of the place those who cause harm to others wish to experience, a hot world with lots of extreme passion and the strong possibility of death.

I reject this choice of world, our experience is a product of our actions, if the world is full of fear then isn’t it my mind that experiences this, not the world.

who’s telling me the world is something to be feared, is this born of my experience which is the result of past experiences.

so if I can understand these past experiences in the light of this wisdom maybe I gain control over my mind.

does it correct my current actions though, I suggest only partially, it’s usually only partially, wave-particle duality and all that bumph.

so if I was to say a stereotype should be describable by a quantifiable set of qualities, say three qualities (arbitrary choice not an assumption).

I am a shy man, doesn’t need more than that if anyone met me.

so people don’t speak to me, my stereotype doesn’t do me any favours.

I saw this a few years ago and realised I believed it too, thanks to school reports, “…quiet boy who needs more confidence in himself…”

what I found out in the last few years is that I’m not quiet, I can’t be bothered to chitchat with other people, it’s pointless to me.

I don’t sit well in any stereotype, even gender wise, that’s another story.

the only reason I have no confidence is because I keep believing the stereotype my schools gave me.

how can anyone else know who you are, only the possessor of these qualities can know this answer, anyone else should look at themselves carefully before casting judgement on others.

we may see someone doing something so terrible that judgement is the only thing worth giving them, is this true?

I feel it’s true but would like to posit something that is evidence based rather than just emotional.

I’m not trying to find something within me here, it’s out there somewhere, that person who did the big wrong, so where’s the evidence that proves that they need to be dealt with.

perhaps a photo of the criminal act, albeit a fineable rather than custodial, this would be strong evidence, maybe.

I don’t want to give an out, but isn’t this one of the jobs of the devil’s advocate, casting doubt upon an accusation.

isn’t reasonable doubt reasonable, how to quantify a quality judgement, can’t be done, so it’s internal judgement again.

we internally judge others, even in law, why is my judgement so important, surely I should be questioning myself now.

what am I left with, a gapping hole in my understanding of everything, a great ignorance about what reality is.

scientific realism needs an overhaul, it’s incapable of describing internal mental processes, the brain is not the mind, the mind is not the brain.

the mind is formless, it functions to perceive and understand objects.

the brain is fatty, it helps to keep the body alive and is essentially a biochemical organic computer, utilising quantum effects, possibly.

so who programmed it, who controls it, computers always have a controller, like a watch must’ve had a watchmaker, no this is a poor argument.

the universe, biology, mind is simply the result of an incomprehensible series of events over an inconceivable span of time.

we are here because we have to be, how else could the universe ask this inane question, the answer lies in realising this inane-ness.

the answer is beyond what can be written down, only the path can be described.

the journey to the City of London isn’t the same as the City of London, I personally prefer the journey away from there, but the analogy works well enough.

City of London is basically the after effect of having been a part of the Roman empire, I’m Celtic/Viking/Semitic by biology so I’m not a fan of Romans.

anyway enough of the history lesson that may help us understand why the English are the way they are, or the way I am.

it’s just another source of stereotypes, patriotism and all that bumph, I don’t consciously buy into this, unconscious biases considered.

this is not for corporate guidance, I care little for the existence of corporations, I care about the people who have chosen to give their time to them.

so again a stereotype, are all corporations deserving of my judgement, after all think of all the good they do for the poor, starving, diseased, or the climate crisis, war and criminality.

very little from what I have seen, corporations seem to be determined to inflate all these problems, not solve them.

so why do you work for them, because you need money, but why do your bosses have so much more than you, are they more important?

when did someone first tell us we weren’t important, we’re all important, just not more important than anyone else.

so corporate boss human why do you think you’re more important, cuz you’re richer, cuz you’re cleverer, cuz you’re more blessed, cuz you’re just effin brilliant!

nonsensical warblings, no one is more important than anyone else, no living being is more important than any other living being.

this is logical, it’s evidenced in its lack of evidence of my supreme importance, I am no more (or less) important than any other person.

this helps clear away the stereotypes, people who like -isms are restricted by this stereotype-like thinking.

if it’s important then be my guest, just don’t step outside the boundaries of comedy, keep the leadership of people to the wise, not the funnymen.

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