Lately, I couldn’t help but think a lot about “judging” and how it affects our lives in general. I understand, that judging means to formulate an opinion about a person, often without knowing them better or being present at the circumstances. For some reason, judging others is a sport among women, especially when Instagram is involved. Profiles are checked out, opinions are formed – a picture that is a little bit too revealing or make-up that is applied is a little bit too much, will be topic of talk in minutes!
But why are we so pre-occupied with others? And why do we think, that our interpretation is always right? Honestly, I think judging others should not even be a thing. We should all keep in mind, that people are flawed (we all are) and everyone has the right to live and present themselves on Social Media in the way they want.
However, when people are presenting themselves on Social Media this way, shouldn’t we also be allowed to form opinions and talk about it? Of course. But what we shouldn’t forget in the process, is that those people are human beings, that the circumstances may be different than we imagine and that lastly, we should focus more on our own lives than judging others.
We should rather focus on working on our image, how we come across to people and also, how we want to be perceived by others. And maybe, from time to time, we should keep in mind that Social Media does not reveal the whole story and people may be more fragile than they let show.