If a rulerʼs anger rises against you,
do not leave your post;
calmness can lay great errors to rest.
There is an evil I have seen under the sun,
the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
Fools are put in many high positions,
while the rich occupy the low ones.
I have seen slaves on horseback,
while princes go on foot like slaves. ~ Ecclesiastes 10:4-7 (NIV)
Rich means wise?
Rulers are fools?
Certainly not always.
We generalize by the person
on our mind,
assuming the example
typifies the class.
We have names for that.
We have cures for that.
God, remove my prejudices.
Free me to see people as your children, my siblings,
even when I’d prefer to be an only child.