For each of us, it is a natural human response to be curious about those around us. Some people are intrigued about celebrities in magazines, some enjoy gossiping about people they personally know, whilst others comment on strangers they’ve encountered in passing. But sometimes these behaviours go beyond what is deemed appropriate and acceptable.
Life is so full of ups and downs, it’s often hard to know whether you’re making the right decision at times. But to have others question what you’re doing and pass judgment on the decisions that you make, is often too difficult to handle.
As a stay-at-home mother, I know perfectly well how judgmental people can be. Many assume the level of my abilities based on my age; believing that a 23 year old could not possibly raise 3 children. But boy are they wrong. My husband and I have looked after our children every single day for the past 5 years, with absolutely no help from anyone. We are dedicated, loving parents; who always put their children first.
People often find it easier to judge and assume than to view a world beyond ‘black and white’. But to base your opinion of someone on ignorance and stereotypes, can be very harmful to the person involved.
Every person deserves the right to be understood and not to be unfairly judged. When you take the time to give people a chance, you might see that they are not at all like they seem. And then maybe the judgment you feel towards them… might later become acceptance and understanding.