Almost everyone in his or her lifetime has misjudged someone at least one time. A lot of times people misjudge others by the way they speak just because they might have a different accent from what others are used to. But, a lot of people do not know how that can sometimes affect or hurt someone. Also, people misjudge by the way they live as well. There are many ways people misjudge others. In many cases, people misjudge others because the person has been unemployed for an inordinate amount of time. Many people think that if the person really wanted a job s/he could get a job. The unemployed person doesn't work because s/he likes being a couch potato and doing nothing. That could not be farther from the truth!
We all know that it is wrong for other people to look upon others and judge them, but nobody is perfect. One way some have noticed that people have misjudged others is by their appearance, because they used to think that appearance was everything. They would look down on people that would wear two different types of name brands. For example, when someone wears a Baby Girl Shirt, that person is not supposed to wear a Banana Jean, if not; then that person for some people think it's a wrong way of dressing. Clearly, by being more open-minded I have become less judgmental of others and take into consideration their feelings.
Another way that people have misjudged another person is by their race. A friend once relayed a story about his first year in college, He went to a school that was ninety percent Hispanic and other ten percent was of a different race. When he got to school on the first day of class a lot of thoughts went through his head. During class nobody would talk to him because he was from a different race and they told him that. In addition, as the year went by the young college student realized that it was not bad after all. He made new friends and learned more about their race and culture. The young man did not have to look at them and say he did not like them because they are from different races after all. As he got older and wiser, the man started to interact more and more and learned more about Hispanics and their culture which he eventually came to embrace.
In conclusion, everyone has either been misjudged or judged at least once in his/her lifetime. Misjudging someone can be very unfair to others and in some cases, one may never know when other people are going through the same thing as the person had gone through at some point in life. Nobody should judge a person by their appearance, financial status, country of citizenship, race, etc. When people misjudge other people, they don't give them the chance to experience a good and healthy life without being hurt by what others say and think. Lastly, nobody wants anyone to misjudge others in any kind of way. Let this be a reminder to avoid misjudging others. As a result, our world will be more in harmony and we can all look at the positive of someone rather than the negative.
Let's not be a couch potato judge of other people but rather an encourager to everyone!