Based on this section, Buddha admonished his disciples to ‘be and find refuge only in themselves’, and never to seek refuge in or help from anybody else.
He encouraged and stimulated each person to develop himself and work out his own emancipation....
How did people’s attitude change towards gays and lesbians over the years if they have been around for many years prior to the 1990s.
Many people are looking more into that field because of the laws they have passed, which are the same sex marriage now that that is passed, I’ve noticed that there is more gay and lesbians coming out....
The emphasis of this research is that of affective and behavioural states, as a result of stereotypes, which therefore highlights the need to evaluate all components in the influence of attitudes, rather than one sole component.
- Many theorists have attempted to define what an attitude is, thus, some are utilized more than others within contemporary research.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. We cannot change our pasts, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
It is also noted how these also will then prompt behavioural and affective responses as a result, across individuals, with the same similar fashion.
This is useful in understanding Patrick’s response to blacks, as it highlights there is a collective tendency to form attitudes or stereotypes, and then produce reactions to social groups (or attitude objects), of both in and out groups, within society.