“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?”
-A very very popular and famous book that millions upon millions of people have read over the past 2000 years
We can all be judgmental in how we look at other people. Especially me. I do it on a daily basis. I forget that we are all complex and complicated beings. And we all have a different story or path that has led us to be where we are right now. What story are you telling yourself and others about who you are and how you got here?
Some have it tougher than others. Some of us have more money but a distant family life. Some have less money but a close family. Some people work hard, some people are couch potatoes. Does that give us a right to judge either way?
When we hear some people talk, one would think that person is life’s referee.
No matter where you are in this world, we all are experiencing our existence differently. We all have emotions and no matter how similar they are, we each translate it in a unique way.
We don’t have to agree to feel the same way.
What we should agree on is the fact that whoever we are judging or being judgmental about is a daughter or a son. They may be a brother or a sister. This person is someone’s friend.
We are human beings and we are all misunderstood. No two people have the same life story. There is no real way to know what is going on in someone else’s head.
Let’s try to be more conscious of when we are being judgmental pricks. I’ll do my best.
But I’m making no promises.