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’re eating too much or they’re not watching their health.
We fail to take things they’re dealing with into consideration, for example whether someone has a family history of weight problems, or whether they have a medical reason for their weight gain. 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. 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 their colour, their race or their sexual orientation. When we make 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.
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 must pass judgment on ourselves. It’s not right for us to pass judgment on another.