Seeking to understand will serve us all better.
I’m hypercritical way too often.
I find myself wanting to tell people how to parent, exercise, think about political issues, tend to their lawns, etc.
Luckily, most of the time I keep my mouth shut, quietly relishing my imaginary role as the all-knowing guru who’s got everything figured out.
Very little good comes from being the critic.
The truth is that we judge because it makes us feel superior.
Unfortunately, this “feeling” disappears seconds after it arrives and is replaced with the lasting worry that you may not be enough.
Deep down, we assume that because we’re always judging others, they’re probably judging us (unfavorably).
This year, when you feel tempted to give advice (unless it’s to your children… they need it), remind yourself that we’re all flawed and on a different place in the journey.
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