thestoryofsarah

June 20, 2011

Judgement

Filed under: Judgement,Life — by Sarah H @ 10:28 pm
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I try not to think about it, but I think I’m judgmental. I watch people and the decisions they make and I judge them. And I think how I would do things differently. And I think about how I’m better for my choices. And then I stop, and I realize I’m doing it and it makes me upset at myself. Who am I to say that someone else’s life decisions aren’t correct? Lord knows I’ve made a ton of mistakes, made the wrong decision a time or 2. The worst part is, I don’t only do this about strangers, I do this about friends. And it makes me sick. Who am I to judge? I wish I didn’t do this. A lot of the time, I like to convince myself that it’s in their best interest. I like to tell myself that the reason I think these things is because I know what’s best. But I don’t. Again, who am I to think that I know anything more than anyone else. Starting today, I am going to make a conscious effort to stop judging. Until I walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, how should I know what is really going on and if maybe, just because I wouldn’t make the same choice, doesn’t mean that it’s wrong.

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2 Comments »

  1. I think that the fact that you recognize this in yourself is a positive thing, and the inclination to stop it is even more positive. It is certainly a testament to your growth. And, certainly, we all do this sometimes. It’s part of our cultural inheritance, it’s plastered all over magazines, t.v., radio. Why else would 16 and pregnant be so popular if not to get the opportunity for people to feel like they have someone to look down on. It’s a testament to you and others to consciously change that thought pattern and turn it instead into something positive!

    Comment by aimeeval — June 21, 2011 @ 5:48 am |Reply

    • I hope so. It’s hard for me to watch people make(what I feel are) mistakes when I’ve been there. And I try to give advice, but no one wants to listen. And I get it. I’m someone that has to touch that stove to know it’s really hot, even when someone else told me it was hot. But I just want everyone to be happy, and unfortunately, I think I know what would make everyone happy. But I don’t. I know what would make me happy, I don’t hold the answers to everyone’s life. I just need to stop, and breathe, and listen. And just be content that I’m happy.

      Comment by smh05j — June 21, 2011 @ 2:42 pm |Reply


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