Who are we to Judge?

Our morals have us all screwed up. It prevents us from understanding people who have different viewpoints from our own. How do we always fail to recognize that the same people we judge harshly often are the same ones we need to learn from? Equally important, our expectations can sometimes hinder us from seeing the greater work at play. Just because something doesn’t go as planned doesn’t mean it won’t work out. In fact, it may even turn out better than imagined. We like to think that as we grow older and mature, the more accepting we will become of people and situations. I mean really, what is the point of investing your emotions into something that you cannot change? Things are the way they are for a reason. If you want to change it, you must first change yourself. There is no point of taking this frustration out externally; it will only frustrate you more.

Judging the world and people in it has caused clear divisions that many of us are already accustomed to. As soon as we see someone, judgments begin to form our interpretation. We categorize them based on their appearance, linguistics, and even handshake. However, this process usually takes place so fast; it goes unnoticed. The truth is the people you see are merely a reflection of the whole. The things we don’t like in others are either the same qualities we dislike in ourselves or just expressions that remind us of our “old selves.” You know; the younger less smart version of us. Looking back at how foolish and naïve we once were makes us cringe to still see it in others. Why not help these people instead? Offer genuine advice rather than a lecture. We must start accepting people if we ever want to get out of this matrix. Just focus on your personal progress and stop focusing so much on factors that are irrelevant to your growth.