Don’t judge others

dntjdgI’ve written on this subject before once.  Maybe twice.  I don’t remember.  But that’s the problem.  It is a life-lesson that I keep forgetting.

So what is wrong with judging others?  It’s much more than just being about letting others be.  Judging other people makes you feel bad because you end up just noticing how stupid other people appear to be and soon you are the only person left on the planet.

Judging others has become the national pastime of the United States.  There was a time when we were all good and it was OK to live and let live.   It was the time back a few decades ago when America was Great.  Slowly, and for reasons I haven’t been able to put my finger on, we all started to get up in other people’s business and do our utmost job to prevent them from being happy.   I think it has something to do with diversity.  Back in the day, all similar people congregated together and everything was normal.  As we were forced to integrate, we started seeing other people with strange customs and actions as “wrong”.  We have no option but to judge them according to what we know.

The decay or morality also has much to do with it.  Lot of bad people out there these days.

See how easy it is to start judging?  Maybe it’s human nature.  Lately I’ve been noticing myself doing it and it make me feel bad inside.  I feel better when I notice it and prevent myself from getting angry at the perceived stupidity of others.

I’m challenging myself to Live and Let Die.   If people want to be stupid and it makes them happy, they it should be allowed.  This is ‘Merica after all.   We used to be able to be stupid and it was OK.   Freedom!  FREEEEEEEDOMM!   Pursuit of happiness and all that!  I challenge you to recognize your jusgementation.  I’ll bet you will be surprised how often you do it each day.

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Judge Not!

jdgntJudging others has become a popular American Pastime.  Labeling people as evil, or bad or just not conforming has become a serious issue.  I am as guilty as anyone else.

About three years ago I taught myself not to judge others but it didn’t take long before I returned to my old ways having completely forgotten the lesson and the reason I learned it.

As I am driving down the road or sitting in a restaurant.  I look at those around me an immediately find fault with something they are doing or wearing.  Of course the issue with judging others is more internal than external.  If you act on it and somehow indicate to the other person that they are doing something wrong you are obviously hurting their feelings but even worse, you are hurting yourself.

By judging others you set up your internal monologue to find fault rather than let others be and appreciate the differences.  The world is full of weird people and rather than be angry about it I would be far better off to learn from it.  Live and let live.  Besides. There’s nothing you can do about it anyway so stressing unnecessarily will not do you any good.

I am making a conscious effort to expand my mind on this subject and hopefully learn it as a permanent lesson.