Who are we to judge others when no one is perfect? Sorry to bust your bubble but you aren’t perfect either. If you WERE perfect then you’d be God. Oh my goodness, are you God? Didn’t think so…
On my way to work this morning, I saw a woman jogging on the side of the road. And I thought “she is struggling… I commend her efforts!” Others may jump to thinking “why is she trying if she isn’t doing good or going fast?”. Do you know any of those individuals? Maybe you are one of them.
And don’t get me wrong. Sometimes my brain quickly jumps to judgement or stereotyping but I quickly control the thought. Most of that is due to my facination with human behavior and what makes you, you and me, me. I know, I’m a weirdo.
But anyways. Let’s look at it from a different angle. Shall we?
Below are things to consider next time you want to judge someone…
The perceived “overweight” person speeding into the McDonald’s drive-thru. This same person was just immediately released from prison after being incarcerated for eight years; he/she was wrongfully in prison for a crime the judge ruled that he/she never committed.
The person you see with dreads, gauged ears, tattoos, and clothes that don’t fit. This same person was homeless for four years of their childhood and is now a Social Worker who dedicates their life to saving children from abusive homes.
The person crying hysterically in public and “making a scene”. This same person was just informed that a loved one died.
The person that has the “perfect body” that you resent. This person works out two hours a day, has overcome an eating disorder, and works fulltime in their career.
The perceived “overweight” person jogging on the side of the road who isn’t moving fast (according to your standards). This same person just underwent major joint surgery and has completed 18 months of physical therapy in order to start jogging again.
The person who is blatantly overjoyed and happy 24/7 and you compare yourself to them or think “this person is nuts”. This person was just informed that they are cancer free after three years of extensive treatment.
You get the point.
Be kind and spread love. You aren’t God. Stop judging.