Thursday Prompt #6: Walk a Mile
Dan Rako invites us to consider another point of view this week. He writes,
“We all have people, or groups, we hold in contempt. Depending on one’s point of view, it might be Wall Street executives or White House staffers, oil company CEOs or global warming zealots, people of faith or committed atheists. Maybe you can’t stand fans of reality TV, or those who listen to country music. Maybe you’re convinced that anyone who wears fur is narcissistic and heartless; maybe you consider vegans to be be whiny killjoys.
By surrounding ourselves with like-minded people and listening exclusively to like-minded opinions, it becomes increasingly easy to stereotype and demonize the objects of our derision.
Take some time to consider a point of view you find distasteful. Is it possible that the people with whom you disagree are well-intentioned? Is it possible that they are not evil? Use this as a springboard to write something. Sarcasm is easy, but you’re welcome to go wherever the prompt takes you.”
Whose shoes will you walk in?