Everyone is on their own journey through life. Depending on how they were brought up, where they were brought up and who they spend their day to day lives with will mould them into the person they are. Because these things may differ to our own beliefs, we may not understand or agree with how they choose to live, who they choose to spend time with, how they act and behave.
Problems arise when we feel the need to criticise, comment and judge how others live their lives. Their journey is theirs, yours is yours. What works for them may not work for you. You may not approve but is it really your place to say something?
A person can only be the best they can be unless they choose to better themselves. Do you judge others? Why not better yourself by starting to judge people less today.
Three Top Tips On How To Live Without Judging Others
1. Stop first before speaking your mind. Ask yourself, “am I judging?” and, “is this any of my business?” You might just realise that it is better to walk away. It’s not up to you to intervene in someone else’s way of life.
2. Look at the situation from the other person’s perspective. Maybe they have an underlying reason why they are acting the way that is causing you offence. You may have no idea about what is going on in their life and it is, in fact, none of your business. Perhaps it is just a cultural difference or simply that they just don’t live their life the way you think they should.
3. Offer your opinion ONLY if asked for it but be respectful in how you word your response, bearing in mind that everyone has a free will to choose whether to take your opinion on board. Be aware that every single person is a human being just like you are and they are doing the best they can for their own life.
All humans are different. This is just the rich tapestry of life. How boring would it be if we were all the same? And remember that the person who is not perfect in your eyes will not see you as perfect in theirs. The key to a happier life is learning how to live without judging others. Once you can do this, you will realise that a lot less annoys you and you become a more tolerant person.
I will leave you with two great quotes to help you start on your new, non-judgemental way of life.
“Everyone may not be good but there is good in everyone” – Oscar Wilde
“What others think of you is none of your business” – Paulo Coelho