People love stereotypes.

They love to put other people in neat boxes with clear identities.

People especially love to be able to put labels on things they think are dangerous, because they think it makes them safer.

It’s instinctive, I think.

People like to think “if this, then that” is always true, because it makes them feel safe.

It makes them feel like they know where the danger is.

It makes them feel like the danger is outside themselves.

It makes them sure that they are not the dangerous ones.

It isn’t true.

Hurting animals is bad. Hurting animals is always bad.

Children do a lot of things that are bad, and hurtful.

Children and learning and growing.

Let people learn and grow, instead of putting them into boxes.