Brown eyes and blue eyes Racism experiment
Here is an interesting video I saw lately. It’s about a racism experiment conducted with children. The reason why I think it’s an inspirational video is because of the way the effect the experiment had on the children.
But first I’d like you to notice how the teacher uses pseudo-logic to rationalize why blue (and later brown) eyed people are better than the other. This kind of fault logic is what’s going on every day with people – when people focus on the mistakes someone makes and the categorizes them into being ‘inferior’.
However this doesn’t just happen with strangers. It happens to ourselves as well. We make faulty logic of ourselves based on our mistakes.
Now what I really want you to notice is how the feeling of them being intelligent, just the simple fact of having a belief of themselves being more intelligent made them do that test or game they were doing in a better way, and in a faster way. Just notice how much impact a simple belief – even if it’s in the context of a game – can have over their performance.
So I want you to think right now, in what way are you stopping yourself from succeeding by not having the right belief in yourself?
Something to think about,