I find that these superstitions hinder me a great deal and prevent me from being more open and understanding to others.
For example, I think homeless people are more likely to be dangerous so I tend to avoid them (unless they come to me). Maybe I should try to identify these prejudices and stereotypes? (I might be able to use my emotions to determine whether they really are prejudices/stereotypes or not).
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The fact that you aknowledge that your harbor some stereotypes that you need to get rid of means that you already fulfilled the first step. Now, you need to leave your comfort zone and try to actually go out and approach these people and know about their life styles and engage in an honest conversation with them. Understand that we are humans and can differ hugely from each other. Even if you compare yourself with the group you identify yourself with, you will realize you are not exactly the same too.1