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I was thinking about how much I have observed statements of this nature recently, and how much I use them myself. It does seem a bit of a challenge to veer away from statements like this when I want to discuss something in writing.
I have read and been told in teachings on more than one occasion that it is human nature to put people into categories. I think this is very true. The reality is that I do not know anyone else’s mind, and I would not expect for anyone else to know mine.
When a broad sweeping statement is used, I feel that it automatically becomes exclusive or inclusive depending on how you want to look at it. This of course is based on our own perceptions. However, not being able to know anyone else’s mind how can a statement like that be true? Because of that reason, it would seem that statements of this nature by default could not be “mindful” like they should be.
Is it a challenge for you? Have you thought about it? Do you do it without realizing you are making those types of statements?
Anyhoo, I just thought it was an interesting observation, and one worth sharing. Maybe next time you begin to express yourself see if you catch yourself doing it.