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Prejudice Is Ignorance Is Fear

July 18, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


Nobody likes the girl who can’t keep from
Self-destructing—sure,
They might say they’ve been there, and they’ll
Help her,
But they’ll be wary of ending up just the same
(because they never really gave her
a chance to change,
anyways).
Nobody wants to touch a stranger’s struggles,
Or be close to their own demons;
Now we all struggle
Alone,
When we could have stopped judging each other
Before we knew each
Other—
Because don’t you know, prejudice breeds ignorance,
Breeds fear?
We fear what we don’t know,
And we don’t know those
We fear.



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sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 2 2013 at 9:46 am
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

this is really really good! it was so intelligent and captivating, and i love how you connected prejudice, ignorance, and fear with a domino effect. Fantastic work!!!

on Jul. 30 2013 at 4:13 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you times a million. Seriously, if it weren't for people like you, I'd have given up writing a long time ago XD The funnest part about it is sharing with people and swapping ideas, and sharing a piece of each other's mind :) Ima go read some of your stuff now!

on Jul. 30 2013 at 11:43 am
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Seriously, I cannot stop reading your writing thinking, "Wow. If everyone in the world had wise thoughts such as these, everyone would be at an understanding and we could all have a better shot at unity." You're truly wise beyond your years (cliché saying, I know) and it really shows in your writing. :D

on Jul. 28 2013 at 10:46 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

That really means a lot :)

on Jul. 28 2013 at 7:42 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

You have spoken aloud and eloquently what I've been thinking in my head for I don't know how many years. You drive us toward helping others, and you do it well :)


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