We as humans are so quick to judge or form an opinion about someone when we first meet them. Is that really fair? Of course not. I’m sure I’ve missed out on some pretty awesome friendships because of this. When I was in my twenties, I thought old people (in their mid to late forties and up) were from a different world. There’s no way they could even begin to understand where I was at in life. Shame on me!
Now, that I am one of those “old” people I realize how wrong I was. I still feel like I’m in my twenties or thirties in my mind, but as I’ve mentioned before, my body tells me otherwise. All I have to do is look in the mirror and reality hits big time. But getting older doesn’t mean I have to be out of touch with reality. I still love to have fun and do a lot of the things I did when I was “young”.
Not only do we judge people by their age, but how they look or act. I am still learning not to form an opinion by first impressions. I need to get to know them. Everybody has a story. There are reasons for their actions and maybe even their appearance. Do we write them off because they are different? I want to be so careful not to judge a book by it’s cover. I’m learning to appreciate getting to know people and their stories. My life has become so much richer as I have grown in this area.
What are you thoughts on this?