Here is one of my favorite quotes:
If I dislike someone,
the way they hold their spoon
will offend me.
If I like someone,
they could drop a plate of food
in my lap and I wouldn’t care.
Our preconceived notions of who we think people are keep us seeing them as we envision them – and, perhaps, from seeing them for who they really are.
Perhaps people in our lives don’t change because we insist that they are a certain way?
Spiritual-religious advice: Be aware when you are creating stereotypes – even little ones.