How easy it is for us to be caught up in the social whirlwind surrounding discrimination against an individual or a group of people. We don’t always find it easy to disagree, particularly when we are in a group of people whose thought processes are all leaning in the same direction.

Discriminating against someone’s colour, beliefs or preferences is sometimes based on an ingrained prejudice that restricts one’s objective understanding. These prejudices are often inherent in our individuality from a young age and tend to stick within our thinking and beliefs into our adulthood.

While it is easy to say we should have an open mind on life matters, this can sometimes be difficult to accomplish. However, to be fair in our assessment and understanding of others, we need to at least be prepared to listen without prejudice, to views which differ from our own.

Let’s try not to be judgemental and consider people’s achievements and the positive things they have done, or are doing, for humanity and our country and community. We need to accept people for who they are and not their beliefs.  And at the same time try and not be swayed by the bias and prejudicial thoughts of others trying to influence us.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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