The other day, I had to attend a meeting so I got there a little bit before time hoping the meeting would start early so I could leave early as well. As I walked into the room of people, most of them I knew, I couldn’t help but overhear one small group laying out some serious judgement on another colleague who wasn’t present at the time.
I moved on to another group and guess what? More judgement, this group was judging a famous athlete on his personal life. I noticed a friend of mine I hadn’t seen in a while and continued to where he was standing with a group of others. Sorry to say but there was another group of judges I had walked in on. ‘Why so much judgement’? I asked myself. Can we all just stop judging for a second?
STOP JUDGING AND LOOK TOWARDS YOUR SELF INSTEAD
It seems these days all we ever hear about is the judgement of others. Stories of judgement flood all forms of media. It doesn’t matter whether you pick up the newspaper, turn on the TV or the radio, no doubt you’ll hear someone judging someone else.
If it’s not a politician or an actor or a singer or an athlete, it’s a school teacher, a nurse or maybe it’s just the guy next door being judged by somebody, by anybody.
SPEND MORE QUALITY TIME IMPROVING OURSELVES
The truth is as I see it, nobody really likes a judgmental person, yet it seems almost everyone is a judge. Why is it most people spend so much of their time judging others and not concentrating on improving the quality of their own lives?
Let’s face it, we can all spend a little bit more quality time working on improving ourselves, working towards feeling happier about our life and our choices. What does judging others do?
It certainly doesn’t make us feel better about ourselves and it’s not constructive. In fact, if you don’t like someone or you don’t like the choices someone else makes, the best thing to do is not talk about or even think about that person.
NOBODY KNOWS ANYONE ELSE’S FULL LIFE STORY
Nobody really knows anyone else’s full life story. You’re kidding yourself if you really think you know what makes someone else tick. In actual fact, when we judge others, we’re passing judgement without all the facts. Besides, even if we know all the facts, why waste the time on judging someone else, especially when that time can be spent doing anything else.
JUDGING HAS BECOME A BAD HABIT
I’m not saying people who judge are bad people, nearly everyone’s guilty of judging others from time to time. What I believe the problem is, judging has simply become an acceptable bad habit. Judging at work, judging friends, judging people we personally don’t even know like celebrities and athletes and so on. All habits can be broken.
For a long time now, the constant judgement of others is something I believe we can put an end to or at least tone it down since it’s such an infectious distraction to living a better and more successful life. I’ve always wondered if we had a worldwide ‘NO JUDGEMENT DAY’, would it catch on?