Before You Judge The Person
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If we’re being honest with ourselves, we have judged someone at some point in our lives.
Okay, if you won’t admit to that, (hahaha) 😂😂you can agree with me that somebody, somewhere, has at least judged you.
Many people tend to have their ideas about people they don’t know or haven’t met. Although there are many reasons why people judge, it is mostly because of these reasons:
We don’t know the person very well (yet)
We cannot identify with the person’s belief system, values, or behaviour
That person somehow threatens how we perceive ourselves
The first thing to note is that judging others sometimes gives people a sense of “prestige” because demeaning others can create a false sense of security and identity.
This air of superiority that comes from judging others isn’t just hurtful or harmful, it is also very destructive, for both parties if care isn’t taken.
I’m a quiet and verrryyyy reserved person. Most of the time, I’d prefer to sit alone and keep to myself except I’m with my close friends or loved ones.
This more often than not, makes some people think I’m a snob – which, to the largest extent, I know for a fact that I’m not.
I am just a naturally shy person. I’m always shy to make the first move or to strike up a conversation with someone I don’t know or am not comfortable around yet.
But once I get over that first stage of getting to know and like someone, I become very chatty, I am a keeper. I get invested 100%.
When it comes down to it, people are different. No two people are completely alike. We need to accept our differences and stop judging people. It is hurtful to them and makes the people ridiculing look bad and ugly inside.
Even if one does not verbalize their judgments, it does not mean their insensitive thoughts are acceptable. It goes with the saying: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
I hear people say things about others all the time without consequences and this encourages them to continue getting their laughs through other peoples’ pain. It’s hard to listen to, but it can be stopped.
As humans, we have to make conscious efforts to be more accepting of others’ differences.
For many, we always don’t know what they have been through or how life has treated them.
One of the worst things we could do is to be insensitive to people’s pasts and realize how insensitive we were much later when it could have simply been avoided. It costs zero dollars to be kind.
The Bible reminds us to Love without recompense. Jesus remains a shining example of who we are to emulate. The Golden Rule remains “Do unto others what you want to be done unto you”.
Who are we to judge how others act, look, dress or who they hang out with?
To make fun of people is immature and shows people around you that you are shallow and close-minded.
Summarily, I hope that more people start with open minds and reduce the amount they talk about, make fun of, and judge others. Once more and more people begin to do this, it will result in happier lives for all.
Always remember, judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.