Ethnocentrism is a nearly universal syndrome of attitudes and behaviors. The attitudes include seeing one’s own group (the in-group) as virtuous and superior and an out-group as contemptible and inferior. The attitudes also include seeing ones own standards of value as universal. The behaviors associated with ethnocentrism are cooperative relations with the in-group and absence of cooperative relations with the out-group (LeVine and Campbell, 1972).
I’ve been laying on my couch with my coat on. Guess there’s something about this place that doesn’t feel like home.
I need a hug…that doesn’t end.
Today I felt a callous grow over my heart. After being rubbed the wrong way for so many years, my heart decided to finally fight back and protect itself.
It once relied on my mind to think rationally, but my thoughts went haywire and did more harm than anything.
He said “I love that ur not trippin ova keepin it on the DL”, and I replied “It is what it is.”
After years or being surprised with 2nd place, I grabbed the trophy proudly, and decided I would take the game into my own hands.
But when I look at myself, an inner voice says babygirl, you’re better than that. You deserve the best.
But my thoughts are haywire, and my heart decided to finally fight back and protect itself.
Controller in hand, I play til the end. And if I lose, this callous will break the fall.
It’s a sad night For my heart. Don’t worry. We’ve been here before.