There are two things that should never be used to form an opinion about someone. First, our opinion of others should never be dictated by the view of someone else. Secondly, we should not judge a person based off of their appearance or mistakes they have made. Everyone deserves a fair chance and sometimes, a second chance.
Negative speaking destroys people and hinders friendships.
From so-called friends, co-workers to family members, there will always be people who speak negatively about others. Anyone who breathes, will likely have someone who doesn’t care for them. Someone who they’ve made angry. That’s just the way life goes. It’s impossible to please everyone.
With that said, a person’s view of someone should never be formed based off the opinion of another. I have always been of the mindset to form my own opinion of people, rather than taking another person’s word for it.
No matter what I’m told by others, I always try to give people a chance. “They stole from me. She’s a liar. He’s a meth addict.” Okay, so what’s your point? They’re still people and they’ve done nothing wrong to me. If or until they do, they’re a good person in my book.
Appearance is merely a covering. Mistakes and bad choices are made by everyone.
Personally, I don’t care if a person has gauges in their ears, tattoos all over their body, or if they’ve recently been released from prison. I don’t care if they used to be a drug addict, a gangster or they have 5 kids with 4 different fathers. None of those things are going to affect the way that I see them.
Make up your own mind.
What does define my view of a person, is who they are on the inside. Do they have a good character? Good morals? Are they polite, loving, giving? Who is it that lives underneath the surface? That’s what I care about.
It’s very important to make up your own opinion about others. Don’t judge them by their life, their appearance or their mistakes. Everyone lives a life and no one is exempt from making mistakes.
See people for who they are, not for what others tell you to see. There is much more to people than they are often given credit for. Give them a chance, just as you would like them to do with you. Get to know them and then form your opinion.
This would be a much better world, if people would just open their eyes and their hearts to to see others for who they truly are.