How will you rearrange YOUR prejudices today?

Bryan Holliday sent in the following quote which has appeared in different contexts. He saw it recently in Life’s a Pitch, a book by Stephen Bayley and Roger Mavity.

The quote is: “Most people believe they’re thinking when they’re really rearranging their prejudices.”

7 thoughts on “How will you rearrange YOUR prejudices today?

  1. Well, prejudices are just a series of thoughts possesed by an idividual
    all based on his previous learning and experiences.
    The process of rearranging those thoughts that will give us a better view situation commands a sytematic thinking ptrocess.

    Maybe I am wrong but this is my perception of this matter.

  2. Life is about basing our knowledge on previous experiences and learning. Obviously we don’t always get it right, just look at the world, our governments, ourselves.

    Collins English Dictionary “prejudice; an opinion formed beforehand, esp. an unfavourable one based on inadequate facts”.

    This pretty much sums it up for me.

  3. Are they really rearranging their prejudices or does this mean they are also working on their priorities and perhaps showing a more enlightened process.

  4. Our prejudices are a result of our experiences and as such are extremely difficult to step away from. As new information/experiences happen one rearranges their prejudices, based on the impact the information has on ones life, to match the experiences. I question whether it is possible to think outside ones life context?

  5. As nancy rightly says it’s difficult to get away from our prejudices – a result of our past experiences. I will see how can I be more objective and neutral in my understanding of the issues and word around.

    Rational thinking can however help in minimising prejudices or for that matter rearranging them.

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