Judge Not

“God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes”  Everlast What It’s Like

We are all quick to judge others and I am certainly not perfect in this regard.  I try to withhold any judgement until I have invested significant time to understand the situation, whether it is from my years of study or taking the time to review the particular scenario and dialogue with the people involved.

Sometimes the judgement is accurate because that is the benefit of experience.

Sometimes it’s not, and that is the joy of learning and understanding, where empathy and humanity and patience become assets that help us grow as individuals and communities.

Walk in their shoes and then you can understand why they make their choices on this journey.  You might not agree with them still, but you will be more humane in your assessments if you take some time and effort.