stereotypes...

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Friday, July 23, 2010 3:12 PM

We've all heard of terms like 'dumb blonde', 'preppy snob', 'drama queen/king', 'emo goth' and so on.
The world is full of stereotypes; classes in which everyone places everyone else in so that each and every person can be defined by a specific adjective.

But how true are names like these?
How really dumb are blondes, or pretty girls?
How really stuck up or snobbish are rich kids?
How really show-offy are school jocks?

People always say that stereotyping is bad and that everyone shouldn't be doing it.
But what if there really is some truth in those names we call others?

Here's my theory:
How people turn out to be depends a lot on the environment they've grown up in, their backgrounds, their personal values and the characters.

Confused?
Let me give you some examples.

You call that pretty girl dumb, because she may have the looks, but is still stuck at the bottom of the class.
Well, she probably has never had to use her brains, because her looks already get her everything she wants and needs.
Her charm and beguiling nature is dominant, therefore giving her no reason to develop her other skills.
After all, why work hard when others can work for you?

Rich kids.
Snobby, stuck up, cocky and all those stuff.
But they've been provided for all their lives by their money-loaded parents.
Whatever materialistic items, they have and their needs fulfilled by the house's maids and servants.
They never had reason to take care or even watch out for themselves, so why start in school?
They've been pampered and cuddled and well-provided-for; naturally, they feel at ease and proud of themselves because they have nothing to worry about.

The same goes for jocks and athletes.
They've got the talents, so it's only human nature to want to show off, isn't it?

Nerds, dorks and bookworms are antisocial because they're never given a chance to shine.
Their domain lies in the academics, so they stick to their comfort zones.

Stereotypes don't necessarily fit everyone, and a lot of people don't like them, either.
I'm not saying that everyone should be moulded and conformed to fit society's expectations of them; I'm just saying there is some realism in the class (If any) that society has deemed you to be a part of.

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