Do you judge a book by its cover? Shop over at Border’s book store and you will notice some readers won’t even open to the first page to find out anything about the author. They look at the title of the novel, the image, and put it back on the shelf without even hesitating. You see, people will judge you on what you look like, what race you are, how you speak, who you spend time with; the list goes on.
This fact alone should make you think critically of how you perceive others through your everyday routine. Take some time out of your busy schedule to notice those around you. How is their day going? Is that why they are acting so negative towards everyone in the office? Don’t be so quick to jump the gun and come to a conclusion about a co-worker or acquaintance, because they could be going through a tough time at home or with their family. The point is that we never know, so who are we to assume?
Maybe it’s time for us to look within, and find out what it is about ourselves that we don’t like. Once you are able to put a label on your own insecurities, you can work to correct them (if you so choose). If not, so be it. People should accept you for who you are anyway, right? The importance of this is that once you are secure with the faults that you may have, or you correct the ones that you want to change, it will help you accept others for who they are and where they came from.