Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I guarantee that there are more deadheads who do smoke pot than those who dont. I would bet my life savings on it.
Irish - you are still young my friend. Generalizations become generalizations for a reason - and often they are useful. Generalizing a group of people isnt necessarily always a bad move.
I agree with you on the first point, that's why I said there are minorities and majorities in each group I spoke of.
I'm young, but that shouldn't detract from my point, unless you're generalizing the views of young people
I think learning about different groups and their distinctions can be very useful, yes, but I think generalizing is something different. Generalize a guy wearing a jerry garcia shirt as a pothead, no harm done.
Generalize a kid walking in to your store with baggy jeans as a gang member can cause some harm. Ever see menace to society???
Now, I understand your point. Better safe then sorry. Better to genralize and be prepared. But I think that is correct when it comes to REACTING, not INITIATING.
I think we should get rid of all drug dealers, but do I think we should round up every single person that might be a drug dealer and detain them until we figure out who is who? No.
That's an extreme example, but I think you get my point.
People out of this country, some atleast, generalize americans as ignorant and obtuse. Is this true for a lot of Americans, sure. But any american that visits france might be treated like crap based on generalizations. That isn't fair to any of us and it isn't fair in other circumstances.