Discussing stereotypes and my opinion on why they came to be.
Stereotypes- the thing we love to hate, and yet they're still as strong as ever! I think that stereotypes are wrong and should not be in place, but think about the stereotypes. All people within a certain stereotype have at least one thing in common. Take the "Jock" stereotype, for instance. All of them love to play sports. That's more of a title of interest than a "stereotype". So stereotypes were put inplace to define the people in them. The only reason why stereotypes are deemed "bad" is because the people in them have become snotty and exclusive. Think about it- If everyone was nice and we had stereotypes, it would be more of a group thing than "stereotypes".
This is the definition of "stereotype". Stereotype- "a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group." Doesn't sound so bad, does it? It just that when everyone became cliquey, the whole system of peace shut down. I don't know what stereotype started it or any of that arguement, but I honestly believe that stereotypes are just titles of interest . That doesn't mean they're right, either.
So, in all, The first step to ending stereotypes is to just be nice. I'm certaintly not in the "preppy" or "jock" crowd, but there's a guy at my school who's really nice to me anyway. I think that if everyone just ended the hostilities, we'd have a better, less stressful time in this world.