We or they, a question that has likely existed since the beginning of human language. To separate ourselves into categories, so fine tuned that each person is a part of millions. Race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, all of it come into play when being judged every single day. We, women, we, Americans, etc. A world without judgement is a world unknown to all present here, everyone has their own implicit bias, stemming from a range of different backgrounds, because we are all different. That does not necessarily have to be a bad thing however. To get rid of bias is to put us into a Utopian scenario. We must all be the same to have no reason to separate ourselves from others, and while Utopias seem great, we all know that they are doomed to fail. A world with no difference is not one worth living in, so we cannot just push away our differences, we must see them, let them be known, and let them be appreciated. Our differences do not have to drive us a part, they can bring us together, by offering new perspectives on situations.
How does one live in a world without choice? A world without choice is a world so void of individuality, so grey and gloomy. If everything is chosen for you, your entire life laid out ahead, what is the point of living at all? As an American, my bias is that I have always had the opportunity to choose, everything down the narrowest detail, such as what soda, what food at a restaurant, what clothes I wear, and many more. I personally cannot imagine a world with no choices, after constantly having choices bombard me. To me, without choice, there is no individuality, and what is a world without individuality? Is that even realistically possible, as there has to be one person who is different to all the rest, somebody just a little off from others. This brings me to the Utopia issue.
If everyone is the same, and there is no judgement, how can society function? There must be differences in the population for a system to function. Different biases, different experiences all molding together into one. A perfect Utopia can never exist, there will always be hardship, there will always be differences. There can never be no issues in this world, no harmful experience that someone has been through. I won't go into too much depth, but if you have read The Giver, you may know what I am talking about, shielding everyone from hardship is not possible, there is pain and trauma that every person must go through.
In a short sense, yes, biases and judgement can be very harmful, but in a longer sense, because it is impossible to remove bias from any situation, we must learn how to deal with these biases, and address the negative ones. When you see someone on the street, your first perception of them, the first thing you see and your first idea of them as a human being, may not be positive, and that is ok. I am not saying you should act upon that, but it is human nature to be weary of others, to judge quickly before presented any facts. That perception does not need to be harmful however, and in many cultures and environments there are biases drilled into the minds of those who live there, and so their bias is very corrupt and bad, and they don't even realize it most the time.
So I pose the question to you all, is it worth losing all sense of identity, for the simple purpose of eliminating discrimination and bias? And what is left of the world without our differences, that while dividing us, also united us in a sense of individuality, something that humans have never been without?