Prejudice and Perception: Are they Really Yours?

This morning I had an epiphany of sorts while thinking about the National Capital District (NCD) Governor’s support for yoga. There have been all sorts of negative comments surfacing on social media about the practice. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own points of view. However, how much of those are truly their own and how much is influence by someone else?

Most people know about the practice of yoga through mediums like books, radio and television. They read, hear and see what other people have concluded about the subject based on some sort of research. And with these ‘pre-loaded‘ information, they then form conclusions on a certain subject.

So are their conclusions really their own? Or are they someone else’? After all, they have approached the subject through someone’s research and analysis.

Anyway the point I am trying to bring across is that reading or hearing about something and forming an opinion is not the same as actually trying it out.

While I have used yoga as an example, the idea applies to anything in life that is not damaging to your personal well-being. Try it before you make up your mind.

 

Author: Bernard Nolan Sinai

I’m a writer, publisher, IT personnel and martial artist.

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