📅 Thought for today:
 
‘I think it’s a shame that people are so quick to put you in a box; sometimes it’s as if you do one thing, and that’s all you’re allowed to do.’
 
— Lewis Hamilton
 
#thoughtfortoday #formula1 #jeddah #judgement #boxboxbox #prejudice #lewis
 
I have followed Formula 1 since I was a child in the 1960s. I had model cars, mostly Lotus and Ferrari, and I knew the names of the drivers even then.
 
I know I am in a minority, and that the sport has its faults. I watch it for the people, the drivers and their teams, and I still love it today.
 
If you don’t, I get it. I won’t suggest you should, if you don’t suggest I shouldn’t.
 
After the shenanigans of the race in Jeddah yesterday, I am fearful for the final race, fearful that competitiveness may overcome sportsmanship, and that we cannot say who the best team is, especially not on the result of a single race.
 
I saw Lewis race in GP2 before he moved to F1, and I have a signed photo of him in his first year with McLaren (2007).
 
Yet this quote is resonant because it applies to us all, in our day-to-day lives. It is about judgement. How we are quick to judge other people, put them in boxes, treat them according to our judgement of “what kind of person they are”.
 
People do change, many times over, I know because I help them do it.

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