i hate when people are judgmental.
it is probably the worst thing ever.
a few years ago,
i participated in this awesome community service thing called
in one of the trainings, we were taking a lunch break.
there was a scraggly homeless-looking man
asking people for food and money.
he had a beard and didn't look too pleasant.
many looked down on him.
after walking back into the training room
and resuming what we had been learning,
we shifted the discussion to the man outside.
barbara, the leader said,
"my goodness. what did you guys think about that guy out there? he was creepy!"
after that, nothing but harsh reactions came from the rest of us.
then, that scraggly man walked in...
he is our undercover narcotics cop."
well, how cool!
but we all passed judgment.
and that wasn't cool.
ever since then,
i have strived to be perfected in NOT judging.
we all do it.
but i hate when people look at someone,
and instantly think something.
"they're on drugs.
she sleeps around.
does that person not shower?
they must be poor."
and completely wrong on every level.
why don't you take a walk in their shoes..
they didn't have parents who taught them.
they weren't blessed with being able to pay rent like you are.
we all have our own struggles.
and so do they.
next time you look at someone and start to think something,
because they are just like you.
trying to get by.
and living their life.