Prejudice often stops us from accepting the truth. It makes us
sway in favour of our personal interest, family, tribe, clan
and country even if we know that this inclination is against
justice and truth. The beauty of a human being is to
acknowledge justice and truth even if emotions stop and hinder
How then can we overcome this unreasonable and unbecoming
attitude? Some tips may help in this regard.
Firstly, we must train ourselves to accept justice as the
queen of all virtues; something we will never compromise on.
Our actions and reactions should be governed by this cardinal
principle and if in the heat of the moment we are swayed by
emotions try to revert to it as soon as possible.
Secondly, some of the reasons that impel us to prejudice are
selfishness and vested interests. We must train ourselves to
rise above these petty emotions and tune ourselves to rational
thinking and moral uprightness.
Thirdly, we must keep an eye on the qualities of our rivals
and adversaries and always acknowledge them. At the same time,
we must keep an eye on our follies and shortcomings and also
recognize them. This keeps us humble.
Fourthly, we must check the arrogance and haughtiness found in
us. One of the reasons for prejudice is this trait. One of the
ways to do away with arrogance is to keep an eye on our faults
and short comings.