||[May. 21st, 2006|04:36 am]
so i was at brenda c's party tonight and at one point in the evening i was talking to this kid (funny story, i ran into him earlier outside of seven eleven and he was totally digging my bike and he was like yehhh so where are you going and i said, oh my friends party on addison and somehow him and his gang made their way there with no further directions)|
anyways... so i'm talking to this guy...
and i say something smirk like, 'oh so you're one of those oakland kids that rides their bike' and his response was 'no i'm not one of those. i'm not into sterotyping.' and that's the thing... why the fuck not?! it's so conveniently easy to stereotype. why should it be negative? and i responded with, 'well, what about stereotypes turn you off? is it perhaps because it's pretty disturbing how true they really are. or maybe perhaps it's because stereotypes make you less unique than you think you are. well, then all you have to do is accept the fact that you're human just like everyone else and perhaps perhaps you are exactly just like everyone else--just someone who wants to do things and live life. so tell me, would i be stereotyping you if i were to say, ok well you're human just like everyone else. no, i guess that would just be a matter of fact. regardless, there's nothing wrong with stereotypes, they don't define who you are, they just sort of define the way you live your life, and if there's nothing unique about your way life it doesn't mean there's nothing unique about you. (sorry double negative, i'm drunk i hope this makes sense).
and he said he was thinking too much, and it didnt make sense.
but if you ask me what doesn't make sense, i'd probaly respond with, negative connotations--that's what doesn't make sense.