Just wanted to share this video from Coca-cola. I like how they used the footage of security cameras, which is normally used to catch crimes and violations, to share a different set of video clips. I think the reason why I enjoyed watching this video is because of one of my StrengthsFinder themes, individualizaiton. Meaning, you are intrigued by the unique qualities of individuals and don’t generalize or stereotype people.
I believe that there are times when we need to change our perspectives and mindsets about generalizations that culture and society want us to perceive. When you meet a high school student what comes to mind? “Too young,” “Inexperienced,” “Incapable.” To a degree some of our initial impressions are true but it does not deny the fact that a high school student has great potential, is teachable and trainable.
When we look around us and come across different individuals from various backgrounds and beliefs it creates certain contexts in our minds that allows us to identify them. And sometimes the contexts that come into play can cause us to identify some as unacceptable or unlovable. It’s easy to relate with people who like the same things you like but what about those who are totally different from you.
Jesus Christ died for everyone regardless of their sin, background, likes or dislikes. That alone should cause us to look at the world around us differently. What mindset do you need to break? What perspective do you need to adjust or shift?
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