Friday, April 9, 2010

Food for Thought

"If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill A Mocking Bird"

People talk about being judgmental a lot, but I'm starting to think it's one of those lessons you have to figure out for yourself. I can talk until I'm blue in the face about not judging, but you have to learn it for yourself.

Things that you swore never to do, say, think, feel, wear, or forget, you will. Don't be so quick to judge people for what they do. You don't know the half of it. You don't know what's going on with them. You don't know how they feel. Someday when you do, you might feel pretty silly for stereotyping them or writing them off.

Of course, there are boundaries to this. There are some things that are never okay, no matter what the situation. However, it may turn out that things you thought were black and white actually aren't.

Think about it.


P.S. Check out Levi's blog, With the Setting Sun. His writing style is cool, and he's got great thoughts.


Elizabeth said...

Loved the post, so true. I wish you could tell someone to change, to stop instantly judging and labeling people, but you're right, you can't. And Levi's blog is great!!

Levi said...

Thanks for the support, from both of you, I appreciate it.

It’s interesting because I can really identify with this post. It seems to fit nicely with my life at the moment.