I have been reading a fascinating book called "For the Benefit of Those Who See" by Rosemary Mahoney. She writes a memoir about her time at Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, where she spent three months teaching. I am going to write more about the book when I have finished reading it, but the story so far has made me wonder why we are so judgmental as human beings. Mahoney writes "most human beings are attracted by beauty, that we make quick judgments about people based on their appearances, but that for blind people this sort of superficial judgment simply isn't an issue." "A blind person's reason isn't clouded by appearances. We have to focus on personality, which is the real essence of the person. It can be an advantage for us."--Sabriye Tenberken founder of Braille Without Borders
Is it ours eyes that are judging others or our mind? Do we assume we know someone and what they are going through in their lives just by looking at how they live and what they do? Remember that you never know what is going on behind closed doors. It is easy to judge others by what we see, but we only see what they allow us to see.
I know I am guilty of judging others just by looking at them. Maybe instead of judging others I should look inward at who I am and how I can be a better person.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”-- Carl Gustav Jung