I remembered the time when one of my former colleagues had their cell phone stolen; that colleague in particular had a few people in mind — people who they thought were capable of stealing the cell phone.
I am sure that many of you can recall similar stories.
One of the worst case scenarios is where an individual is walking through a new area and police decides to give the individual a hard time, because they think that they are either a thief, murder, rapist or some other wrong-doer.
Or, the guy from the poor family gets blamed for items missing at school, work or wherever (Some people have the misconception that poor people need to steal in order to survive).
Accusation without proof is surely not a nice thing and stereotyping has a part to play in the prejudice.
I have seen fights among people that started with accusations (It is natural for people to dislike accusations. If someone were constantly accusing you of something that you didn’t do, you might lose your cool).
It is time that people knew that accusations can cause trouble. When are they going to learn from the mistake of making accusations? Real soon, I hope.
If I had to write my own holy book, I would insert the writing, “Thou shalt not accuse!”