Wrong Classification Syndrome
I'm amazed how much trust or faith people have on the people born within the same border as they. Or how little trust they have on those born outside a line they believe in. I wonder how the results would turn up if there could be done a research on the goodness and badness of people in every country.
We are really suffering from a disorder. Wrong Classification Syndrome, it is a Blindness caused by the artificial construct of Borders.
I don't know how people believe that those inside some border is good but outside is all bad? There is something very crooked in the logic that says “anybody coming within this border from outside this border is bad.” Or “a large number of them is bad.” Or even “a significant number of them are bad.”
Of course it's understandable, people are afraid of the unknown. I am in trouble because my nature is just the opposite! I am afraid of the known. Because I know them. I know how horrible they are.
There are incredibly nice Italian people. (Especially men ;) Believe me, I have tried. The Turkish women married to Italian men will attest to it too.) There are some horrifying Italian people. (Women too, but again especially men. Ask the parents of those whose daughters were killed brutally by their fiances.) There are incredibly nice Turkish people. People who help others, are understanding and generous in every aspect. Then there are incredibly awful Turkish people. People whom I wouldn't want to go near... There are so incredibly and horribly ignorant American people, but you have to accept, there are some wonderfully intelligent American people too. The same goes true for the British, the French and all the other nationalities you may think of. I mean how can you claim a whole population to be good or bad? Even a person is not all good or all bad. It's just random. Why can't we simply accept randomness in the people we come across with?
When are we going to grow up or rather grow out of this childish generalization game? Or perhaps rather grow out of this almost universal wrong generalization syndrome?
I guess I actually know the answer: When we wake up to the biggest lie!