Live and Let Live

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This graphic actually has nothing to do with the topic of this blog. I just threw it in there cause I really really love James Bond 007 (and Sean Connery is the one and true James Bond, thank you).

This graphic, however, is more relevant:

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“People in glass houses should not throw stones”.

Let’s face it, no matter how “good” we try to be, there will always be something we didn’t do right or something we could have done better. And that is perfectly okay. We are human and hopefully we can all learn from the mistakes we make. Not one of us is perfect and not one of us has the right to “throw stones” or judge others.

Firstly, let’s get Miley Cyrus out of the way. WHO CARES????? Sure, the girl is a public figure so everyone gets to talk about her. But why? What business is it of ours? How is what SHE does relevant to our lives? Some people will say “people in the public eye are role models”. Bullshit. They are only role models if you make them so. And why would you? We don’t know who they really are, we only see what they let us see, what they want us to see. You know, for business purposes.

The best role model you can find is YOU. By being the best YOU, you can be.

What gets me really fired up are people who judge other people; most often without fully knowing the other person at all. First of all, what makes you so “above” everyone else that you think you have a right to pass judgement on others? Moreover, how dare you let the judgement you passed on that person affect your treatment of them?

I see this every single day and it is just not right. I have been guilty of it myself and still am. But as soon as I catch myself doing it, I go: hold on, who do I think I am? What gives me the right? How DARE I????

There are people out there who have been through so much pain and so much loss and they really don’t really care anymore if they wear make up or if their clothes match. But the ones with the make up and the matching clothes are quick to look down upon them. If only they took the time to talk to the person they would then realise that make up or not, when that person smiles, they are beautiful. And it makes all those around them beautiful too.

We all have our own story.

I am not saying that we must love everyone we meet in life (although that would be great), all I am saying is that even if you decide you are not “compatible” with someone that fact alone does not make them a bad person and it does not give you the right to judge them.

Personally, I find laziness, rudeness/disrespect and lying traits which I will not tolerate in humans I surround myself with. So, if I come across someone who exhibits those traits, I simply do not make that person a part of my life. They are not “bad” people or anything like that, I respect their right to live how they chose to live and I do not judge them.

On the flip side, do we, ourselves,  like to be judged by others? I think not. Well, I know that I don’t. But it happens to me ALL the time. Wherever I go. I know why it is; I have that “I’m a bitch” air about me. And that’s cool. It’s my very own “if you are going to judge me without bothering to get to know me then go ahead” people repellent.  For those who do go out on a limb (lol) and actually speak to me then they will find out that I am actually super nice and polite. Most of the time this confuses the crap out of people but it’s kinda fun for me 🙂 (see, I really am a bitch, lol)

To wrap this up, my point is: concentrate on being the best human you can be and let others do the same. We will not all always get along and like one another. If we did, it would be boring and no challenge whatsoever. With no challenge there is no growth.

So if a person doesn’t wear make up, has no dress sense, has missing teeth, has a different skin color to yours, has different beliefs to yours, is gay, is straight, is bi, eats meat, doesn’t eat meat, smokes, doesn’t smoke, swears, doesn’t swear, etc , etc, etc that makes them no better or worse than you, just DIFFERENT. Respect the difference, maybe even get to know them and learn something?

To use a few clichés: “People in glass houses should not throw stones” ,  “Do not judge a book by it’s cover” and “LIVE AND LET LIVE”!

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