What’s being stereotyped?Stereotype – a polite way of saying, egoist. It represents viewing the world from your little spectacles and holding that view as supreme because of some over-romanticized ideals or principles you’ve been indoctrinated to hold onto. This doesn’t go down well as it might pitch you at opposite ends with friends and colleagues. Stereotypes are easy to identify. They do stuff in the only way and manner with which they have been taught. They are mostly conservative giving no room for reasoning or change. You don’t need such people dictating the pace at which you go in your pursuit of happiness in life. You need you. How then do you defy stereotypes? Just as it’s easy to kick a ball with one of your legs, believe me, defying stereotypes is much easier than that.
- First, understand that stereotypes might be based on falsehood
- Know why you want what you want
- Avoid being opinionated
- Be the example
- Be careful of other stereotypes