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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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11 Responses to 1110

  1. Rachel says:

    (Pssst! It’s ‘you hear me’ not ‘you here me’!)

    I think we put ourselves in pigeonholes just as much as other people. Even if it’s one disguised with a sign saying ‘This is not a pigeonhole; I don’t do pigeonholes’. Humans have an inbuilt tendency to categorize in some way, it’s just what we do about it that matters.

  2. jonbirch says:

    thanks for the amendment rachel… i always check for typos but still miss them frequently. boo! :-)

    i think categorising is simply a human thing to do. perhaps we label in order to understand. like naming the animals.

  3. David Ward says:

    I think that sometimes if we categorise someone, or ‘give them a label’, we can avoid seeing them as a person with feelings, needs , faults…it’s a way of abrogating our responsibility to treat them as another human being…

  4. jonbirch says:

    yup… happens all the time. good people in our eyes become ‘angels’ and murderers ‘monsters’… the first is probably okay, although it does put pressure on the recipient to live up to that tag… the second is worse, because it’s a way of us not looking at what’s gone wrong and and it stops us from recognising the darkness within ourselves and really dehumanises both them and us.

  5. Carole says:

    Love the cartoon – it has pathos and poignancy. It reminded me of the 70s TV series, The Prisoner and Patrick McGoohan’s character’s mantra, “I am not a number, I am a free man!”

  6. subo says:

    tesco’s send me vouchers for stuff I might just want to try

  7. scorchingwords says:

    the second is worse, because it’s a way of us not looking at what’s gone wrong and and it stops us from recognising the darkness within ourselves and really dehumanises both them and us. – so true, bro.

  8. subo says:

    I have an awful blind spot when people trigger memories of past stuff, am slowly learning to look for God in everyone, noticing the gift God wants to give me through that person, or seeing attributes of God in others, and liking the results.

  9. Sabio Lantz says:

    No one likes to be pigeon holes. But pigeons are put in holes for damn good reasons.
    Even when you let them fly, they come back to roost in the same hole.
    Smile

  10. andyt says:

    well i suppose the little man can climb out of his hole and move to one he wants to be in…

  11. theGreatFuzzy says:

    jon birch: “…good people in our eyes become ‘angels’ and murderers ‘monsters’… the first is probably okay, although it does put pressure on the recipient to live up to that tag… the second is worse…”

    Isn’t being ‘good’ easier than being ‘bad’, as most people like good guys? Being ‘bad’ takes guts, and a certain amount of self confidence. Being yourself seems hardest of all, as it requires you to be ‘bad’ some times ‘good’ other times and something in between the rest of the time. Do people choose to be bad? Why would you? Personally, I don’t think I’d like to live in a Universe where every one was ‘good’. But as you cannot have mountains without valleys I’ve no fear of ever having to.

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