So, another week passes by and here I sit in front of the screen typing this blog. Unlike Khaleeq, I still have one more exam to go. Freedom is so close. So since, all that is on my mind besides the hockey playoffs (which I still squeeze in between studying sometimes) is well studying! Since I spent around 6 grand for this year of “learning”, I shall impart more of what I have learned.
This comes from psychology which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend even though it meant 3 hour classes in Convection Hall (picture the oldest lecture hall possible). One of the things I learned is the Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE) which states the tendency of taking a single negative event as the sole basis for your classification of a person. For example, someone comes late to a meeting. You take this incidence as a sign of how the person is: lazy, rude and disruptive. In contrast to when you are late, there are many reasons for this such as: the bus coming late or something urgent coming up. You are not a lazy person, you’re devoted, dedicated and this shows in your effort to arrive to the meeting, “better late than never”.
We have all been through this. We are prone to the FAE but, we as Muslims have to recognize the underlying reasons a person may have for doing any action. Instead of criticizing them and labelling them off, we should attempt to clarify our misconceptions and offer help whenever possible. For this example, offering a ride or sending a reminder.
That’s all for this week.
And let’s give Khaleeq the silent treatment for writing his blog late by not commenting on it. And instead, comment twice on my blog.
Mwahaha, (What? I’m in Phys. Ed, we tend to be competitive).
Born, raised and educated in Toronto since 1990. Entertaining the masses since he could talk!