We are all bigoted

bigoted bɪɡətɪd


‘obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, and intolerant towards other people's beliefs and practices.’

You are bigoted.

But I’m sure you don’t think of yourself that way. You might even take offence to it

So am I.

We reserve the term ‘bigot’ for those who hold strong opinions that are different from ours.

Being a capitalist is bigotry. Being a socialist is bigotry. But the capitalists just say they are smart and that the socialists are bigoted, and the socialist just say they are right and the capitalists are bigoted.

The question is not whether we are bigoted, we all are in some form, it’s whether we are aware of the fact we are bigoted.

Awareness allows us to act in spite of rather than act because of our bigotry.

Awareness allows us compassion, which allows us to move beyond our bigotry.