[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
It would be a waste of my time to try to avoid stereotypes.
Right, so would you consider doing so to be another side of the vanity coin?
I guess I brought up this topic because I have always considered myself one who is not easily stereotypable, that is, who does not have a particular social mold to fit (not by my own active doing, but just naturally so).
As a consequence, I think my dating pool is narrowed. I say this because I feel there are always conjugate stereotypes that will be your primary dating pool.
For instance, you go to a bar/club and see the guidos and laugh at them. But you know what? There are a whole subculture of chicks that lust for that shit, and together, they are all one giant Melrose Place cluster fuck. Not that I am worried about dating in general, but I bring it up as a core highlight of what I’m talking about here. Your ‘world’ is more fragmented, more piece-meal.
I don’t seem to find many others like myself. I’ve always been a bit solitary, too, though I am highly extroverted.
I get stereotyped every single day. I am bored with the surprised look on people’s faces when they find out what I do for a living and that I can form complete sentences without a social-working aid.
Because of that, it would be a waste of time for me to worry about PREVENTING stereotypes. I know full well that if I told everyone that I was a bouncer or a boxer, they would accept it without question.
The same goes for “drop out”, “football player” and “contract killer”.
As far as women, they are the worst in the world for thinking they have you all figured out from the moment they lay eyes on you. That seems to work for me at times…until it comes to the women I really want who can also form complete sentences and don’t act like their IQ matches the size of their implants.
I only wish I was MORE superficial.
Proving stereotypes wrong should be entertaining for you. Show people an intelligent and eloquent black man, and break the stereotypes people have. It won’t eradicate racism but isn’t that a step in the right direction?