I am a firm believer in the saying “you can’t change your past”. The problem is, what I am talking about is the kind of change you can have. Changing your past is not about changing how you think or feel. This is about the way you think about the past and your attitude about it, and about what you would do to make it better.
I have been thinking a lot about this the past few days, so I thought I would write up a list of things that I am doing to change things in my life for the better. I am starting with my own attitude.
The best way to change the past is to change your attitude about it. In order for me to change my attitude about my past, I would then need to change the way I think about it. In other words, I would need to change the way I think about what happened, the way I would react to it, and what I would do to solve my problems as a person if it was the same yesterday.
As for the ladder counterparts, I’d say that I am doing a lot of reading about things like racism, sexism, and violence. But that is only a small part of the story. The bigger part of the story is in the fact that I am starting to realize just how much I hate seeing other people struggle. There is a point in my life when I can no longer see myself as a victim. I don’t mean I do not see my own fault in things that happen.
Ladder counterparts are a term that has been used in the last fifteen years for people who are able to see themselves and others as victims of violence. It was first used in the context of police brutality, and in the aftermath of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, where two officers were beaten to death by a mob. The term has since been used to describe people who are able to see themselves and others as victims of racism, sexism, and violence.
I’ve heard it called ladder-related but it has never been used in a political context. The word ladder-related originated from the Greek term ladderos, which means “lower,” but was not used as much as the word ladder in English. It has become a term used for people who are able to see themselves and others as victims of violence.
The ladder analogy is useful because of the way it frames the problem. It suggests that people who are unable to see themselves as victims of racism, sexism, or violence may have a kind of superior vision about other people. While we don’t know the story behind why it was applied so often, we do know that there has been a lot of it. Ive heard it used in a political context, but I feel like there’s a huge misapplication of it.
I have to agree, this is a common misinterpretation of the ladder analogy. When I first learned it, I was thinking of it more as a metaphor for “power” or “authority.” But what I think the ladder analogy is trying to point out is that in extreme situations, people will look at each other as an enemy or threat. People with the power to make these kinds of assumptions will likely start to act on them and become violent.
The real ladder is to be found in the very real world of social norms and rules. I think this is particularly important, because in extreme situations, people will look at each other as an enemy or threat. People with the power to make these kinds of assumptions will likely start to act on them and become violent. Ladders are made to be used to climb, not to stand on.
This is a big one. I’m not an expert, but I think there is a lot of evidence online to suggest the opposite is true. In the past, I’ve read posts that talk about people who look at other people with the same eyes as them. In fact, I think this is true more broadly. People with the power to make these kinds of assumptions will likely start to act on them and become violent.