A friend of mine, returning to south Africa from along stay in Europe, found herself with some spare time at the airport. Buying a cup of coffee and a small package of cookies, she went to an unoccupied table. She was reading her papers when she felt someone rustling at her table.
She was flabbergasted to see a neatly dressed young man helping himself to her share of cookies. She did not want to make a scene, so she just leaned across and took a cookie herself. After a while, more rustling.
By the time they were down to the last cookie, the man broke the cookies into two, pushed the half to her, ate the other half left. The woman was fuming, but could not bring herself to say anything.
Some time later, she went to present her ticket, she was still fuming. Imagine her embarrassment when she opened her bag and was confronted by her package of cookies. All along, she had been eating his.
So what's the point? Simply this- Our paradigms are often incomplete, inaccurate, or completely messed up. Therefore, we shouldn't be so quick to judge, label, or form opinions of view, we seldom see the whole picture, or have all th facts.