If you are like most people you will deny that you are prejudice. What is prejudice? It’s an intolerance, a bias, or even a disliking that we have. It is natural to have prejudices, but becomes problematic when we become offensive or discriminatory based on them. People learn prejudicial behavior, and if we repeatedly reject or condemn something due to our prejudgments the behavior is strengthened and becomes a form of hate. People generally are scared of what they don’t know and hence construct an opinion based on their notion. If one is too scared, hesitant, or unaware of how to cope with something forming a preconceived notion is the easiest way to understanding that thing.
When I was in high school, my classmates used to call and my lazy and drunk. If you read my story you know that I have a condition and comments like this are hurtful, at the least. My classmates did not know what to make of my abnormal gait, so based on the knowledge available to them [most kids at that age drink and intoxication produces abnormal gait] they jumped to the most logical conclusion [she must be drunk]. Why do people feel the necessity to pass negative comments about what they don’t know? If something is different or deviates from the norm, the instinctive reaction is to condemn it.
When you force yourself out the natural tendency to form prejudgments you liberate your mind from the bonds that preconceived notions form. Permitting your mind to create, imagine, and think of outcomes different from what your experience says, you allow for a more positive understanding of the outcome. If you form a prejudice based on fear or experience you limit yourself to the negative possibilities that ruminate in your mind. So liberate yourself and start expecting unexpected outcomes.