People are always about first impressions and as women, we are often too quick to judge one another. We don’t allow ourselves to give people a chance. It’s always about scoping out who a person truly is and what their intentions are. Thinking whether someone will love you or have no interest in you in 1/10 of a second is a lot of pressure to live up to.
As confident women, we should encourage each other to stop judging other women. We always look at another woman’s appearance-her clothing, hair, and makeup. Instead we need to train ourselves to look past all that. We don’t know what struggles and hardships other people face in their life.
Before we judge someone else, we need to ask ourselves, what justifies my action to judge this person? How would I feel if someone judged me without getting to know me?
Always “judge” yourself first. What kind of energy are you giving back to people? Learn to look at yourself first before you start pointing out someone else’s flaws. Learn to love yourself for who you are. Many of us have trouble doing this because we focus on our own imperfections. When we judge other people, we are reflecting what we don’t like about ourselves. But, we all change and grow as time goes by. The more we grow to love ourselves and our own flaws is when we learn to stop judging others for what they have or don’t have.
Just like getting to know a new friend, we need to toss aside our judgments and connect with another. When we keep our hearts and minds open, it will be amazing how much we can all learn about each other.
Photo taken by Eric Ramos
“Look at Me”, Edited by Joshua Cervantes