Many people go about their daily lives in a self-centered way. Egotistically, putting themselves first,,hungering for personal desires, and avoiding pain. By living in a self centered way, we become distant to each other, usually caused by the the comparing, criticizing, and judging of our fellow peers. The ego normally finds an instinctive way of putting itself first, ensuring itself that it’s better than the next. When you judge people from a self-centered point of view you will usually find a negative category to place them in. Something tobeme states we should try to avoid in his post What Labels Are You Wearing? But negative labels are everywhere. To be one thing, is NOT to be another.
Remember as young children, when we rarely cared about differences. We didn’t care who we played with and laughed with, we just wanted someone to share the experience with us. What happens between childhood and adulthood, that causes us to become so selective about the people we choose to come in contact with, eat with, even converse with? Why is the older “us”, so much more liable to judge other people?
Sure we are all special and unique in some manner. We all bring something different, to the table if you will. But in the grand scheme of things are we really that different? No, I don’t believe so. When stripped down from personal circumstances we are all pretty much the same. If we are all so equal, then why do we treat others so differently, and equally why are we treated in a similar manner. What gives us the right to judge?, that question leads me to my next post.. (tomorrow or Thur.)