It has been long time since I wrote my last post here. Actually, was little too busy. Ay, leave it! In this post I want to talk about why we should try to avoid judging anyone.
As the topic name says, the current post is about our bad habit of judging others. Was just wondering how we would have judged on seeing Abraham Lincoln, the man whom people see as an example, before he became the President of US. For those of you who don’t know what he went through, according to Shiv Khera’s book ‘You can Win’,
“This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21 ; was defeated in a legislative race at age 22; failed again in business a age 24; overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47; lost a senatorial race at age 49; and was elected president of the United States at age 52.”
I, looking at the above description, by no means, see any single point how anyone among us would have judged the man stating that he will someday become the President. So is the history filled with many more such examples.
Hence, it is important that we think twice before judging someone the next time. In the words of the great Indian saint Swami Vivekananda, “Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way”.
That is where I would again quote a famous Brazilian author Paulo Coelho– If you love someone; you must be prepared to set them free”. It means, I think, we should let people make mistake without judging them. And when we make mistakes repeatedly do we get free. And that is when you really get over all your fears, all your insecurities, etc.
Moreover, before you judge anyone, make sure that you are perfect.
This was all my view. How about yours? Do you judge people? Or do you just let them be?