I Learned Not To Judge
Perception can be such a terrible and flawed thing. Our human eyes and mind are programmed to pick up the faults by default. We notice imperfections quicker than perfections and react to judgments based on what we think is right.
But I learned not to judge the day I saw the girl with flawless hair lift her wig to reveal the stamp which Cancer had marked her with. I learned not to judge the day I found out the guy who was well off of "daddy's money", was actually orphaned at age 3. I learned not to judge the day the "bad girl from the hood", taught me more about my religion and spirituality compared to any priest I had encountered. I learned not to judge the day I found out that the girl who was a model for that elite fashion company was in fact, a foster child who was now taken in by the managers secretary. I learned not to judge him for being so distant and reserved the day my best friend told me that his uncle had abused him for seven years.
Journeys, experiences, feelings and emotions were all the results of why I should not judge. The mere concept of looking at someone and basing their situation, personality or choices off of what we know to "potentially" be true alters the essence of getting to know the truth about that person. Let's promise to never judge again. After all, what we know is still so little of what is yet to be explored.