Hey guys! Thank God it’s Friday, am I right?! Today I am going to take a bit of a different route on my little corner of the Internet. Although this isn’t the type of post I usually have on my blog, it is something that I definitely feel is important for everyone to read- whether it “fits” into my blog or not.
Let’s get started; shall we?
How many times have you taken one single look at a person and immediately came to terms with who you thought they were? You haven’t even said one word to this person but you already have a pretty clear vision of what you think of them.
This one “look” somehow leads you to distinguish this person’s life story, hobbies, popularity level, personality type and aspirations in life… but you still haven’t said a single word to them, right?
In today’s society, this judgmental “look” has become the norm. Looking at someone and immediately jumping to conclusions has become far too regular for people on a day-to-day basis.
The other day, in my diversity and teaching education class, our professor did an in class exercise that connected to this so-called, “look”. Our professor made each of us write down exactly what we assumed of him. A simple task, being that this is what most of us had already done within the first five minutes of class (naturally). Our professor than read off everyone’s’ comments and validated some, but denied many.
I think it is extremely important to take a second look at people. Not gonna’ lie, I am one hundred percent guilty of taking this one judgmental look and assuming things about a person. But this is definitely something I want to begin working on.
In the end, one quick look doesn’t allow you to know a single person’s life story, or background. In fact, one quick look won’t allow you to know anything about them. I think it’s important to take a second and push your judgments aside when first meeting or seeing a person.
I hope this post inspires some of you to “do better” and work on your immediate reaction towards individuals. I hope you all have an awesome weekend as always.
P.S Just wanted to throw this out there: in case you thought you were having a bad day, yesterday the fire alarm went off while I was in the shower.