How do you overcome your own prejudices?
I am prejudiced. Or at the very least, I prejudge and/or am not comfortable talking to/hanging out with some people. It is totally and completely based on something that has nothing to do with who they are as people, what their character is, what their morals are, goals, etc. etc.
I know it. I, hopefully, don't show it. So far, no one has ever said anything to me about it and I know several people that I am "prejudiced" against. I always figured that if I just got to know them better I would get over it. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be working. Of all the people I can think of that I know with the characteristic that bothers me, at this moment, I can only think of one that I can sit down with, actually have a good time with and honestly say, "I like you."
I'm convinced I have some kind of mental block about it. How do I get past it? It seems so weird to be prejudiced, know it, not want to be, but still be prejudiced. And it's just that one characteristic. Honestly, anyone can be purple with pink polka dots and I just don't care.
The reason I am asking is because I have stopped riding with some people because of it. Seems like a really dumb reason.