We, as humans, are so different. We come from different walks of life and have experienced so many adventures. I am not like you, and you are not like me. In a world where being judgmental is a normality, how would one go about sizing everyone up?
It is not our place to judge others. Once we start judging others, we now have a standard for ourselves to be measured against. This is an inescapable fact of life. Sadly, people will never fully measure up to our expectations. Which is ironic in that we rarely measure up to their expectations. It is impossible to please everyone. Try as we may, people will be disappointed in us.
This is why it is important not to be judgmental. It’s a hard habit to break. However, it should be done. What values do we want others to measure us up by? Maybe it’s our actions. For others it may be hygiene and appearance. Or maybe we chose not to place any measurement on anyone.
What would this world be like if we didn’t judge each other? What would be the consequences of having total acceptance? Change starts with a deviation of one variable. I have spent the last two years changing how I look at others. What I’ve noticed is the change in how others look at me. The more I accepted others, the more acceptance others had for me.
Tolerance is what I have when I put up with others actions or words. In order to tolerate someone, I do not have to agree with them. It is only a step towards acceptance. These two words are very different. I have to do more than tolerate someone if I am to accept them.
In the end we all want to be happy. Acceptance is a step towards that happiness.