Are you kidding me? How shallow can you get? So you’re going to ignore someone’s opinion because of bad eyebrows?! First off, there’s no such thing as a bad eyebrow. There’s just ones you prefer and ones you don’t prefer, but thinking everyone should agree with you and the people who do agree with you is remarkably arrogant. Don’t mistake your opinion for reality. And whether it’s eyebrows or the person being terribly crippled by disease—if you’re going to do that then someone like Stephen Hawking will get discriminated against because he’s in a wheelchair with ALS. Grow up. Information is information. If you’re casting it aside simply because of who’s saying it out loud then you don’t know anything about how to learn with an open mind. That is weak. Isaac Newton hated people and worked naked. Michelangelo didn’t really like people either. Einstein had wild hair and always forgot to take off his slippers when he went to teach. Hawking’s in the wheelchair. It goes on and on. Don’t judge books by their covers. Because if you can’t even do that then you’re a long way away from the enlightened perspective that comes with unconditional love.
Note: Everyone who posts or shares a quote does so with the very best of intentions. That said, I have created the series of Other Perspectives blog posts in an effort to prevent some of these ideas from entering into people’s consciousness unchallenged. These quotes range from silly to dangerous and—while I intend no offense to their creators—I do use these rebuttals to help define and delineate the larger message I’m attempting to convey in my own work. I do hope you find them helpful in your pursuit of both psychological and spiritual health.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.