Some women, having been ill-treated by men, may suppose that men are unpredictable and different from women. Similarly, men who would have had hard times with women might assume women to be difficult to handle. The same goes for racial dispositions of humanity. Blacks assume that whites are different from blacks, and vice versa.
Suppose there was some scientific discovery, enabling switching genders so that the female becomes male, and vice versa. The same person, having complained about the opposite sex, would complain in reverse, then represent her previous male chauvinist. This would be a reversal of causes for complaints. This describes the degraded condition of human nature.
The same could apply if racial orientations were switched, so that blacks, become whites and whites become blacks. A former white racist, having become black, turns out to be an ardent activist against perceived white supremacists. This reveals an illusion that complainants behave differently when becoming aggressors.
The source of the problem lies in the ignorance of human origin. The physical structure, whether tall, short, male, white or black, does not describe the character of the personality. Fighting over differences in humanity emanates from ignorance of human origin, rather than physical structures. Animosities are based on assumptions, rather than facts, regardless of anyone’s background.
The quibbling about the perceived lack of civility with the other person arises from not being that person. What is it like, to be a robber, or any antisocial character, in society? In our Zimbabwean situation, what is it like to be a corrupt politician, embezzling state funds, but immune to prosecution?
Unbelievable to most people, is that there is nothing so degrading as to commit offences, but remaining unprosecuted. The murderers, who walk scot-free, are in a spiritual prison. Nothing can be worse than not being prosecuted for harming other people. It can only be a fictitious person, taking comfort in such conditions.