Must we judge

What is it about judging people, I have always wondered, that makes it so irresistible.

What is it about finding flaws in others that make us feel better about ourselves.

We comment on how they dress, how they walk, how they eat, how they speak. What they do, how they do what they do, and sometimes even who they are.

We all do it, although mostly our intentions are never to hurt anyone’s feelings. Here is the contradiction. Criticizing someone invariably hurts their feelings.

In trying to understand why I was being judgmental, I found the very reason to stop being so. I think as people, we love to categorize. As long as someone fits a certain mould, we have no problem deciding if we like them or not, if we agree with their ideas and opinions or not.

But I’m also a firm believer in the fact that you can learn one thing from every person you meet (this I learnt from my amazing husband). By “judging a book by its cover”, aren’t we denying ourselves the opportunity to appreciate, what makes us all so unique and special?

Nothing in the world can make you happier than being who you are…the real you… no pretense. So if we’re all a little less opinionated, maybe it’ll be easier to be who we really are.

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