As a society, we tend to form judgments about people very quickly. If we see someone who is overweight we’ve already assumed it’s because they eat too much or they’re not watching their health.
We fail to take into consideration anything that they may be dealing with, or whether they have a medical reason for their weight gain, whether they have a family history of weight problems. Either way we’re too quick to judge.
I have always taken the time to instill good ethics in my children. I believe there is always a bigger picture to most or all of the issues we deal with, regardless of what other people see. In this fast-paced world, we take very little time to get to know people beyond what we see, or what we think we know about them.
Unless we walk a mile in another person’s shoes, we shouldn’t be quick to judge regardless of their outward appearance; their colour; their race and their sexual orientation. I believe that when we make the time to get to know someone, we will always make better decisions about that person and will therefore be less likely to stand in judgment of them.
I believe that first impressions aren’t always correct. We’re also not here to pass judgment on other people and that if we need to pass judgment, we should pass judgment on ourselves. It’s not right for any of us to pass judgment on another.