By Zara Mansoor.
It has almost become a norm of the society to judge others by their appearances, bank balance, houses and cars. Anyone living in the streets or middletown area considered by the society as the lower standard person and on the other side, person living in developed schemes considered as elite class whether he is having manners or not but at least his existence is in the well-known area of the city. We have really set the wrong principles.
The question flashes my mind almost everyday, why do people feel the need to judge, degrade and make fun of others? Does it make them superior?
It is human nature to compare ourselves to others, whether it is to our family members, peers or even celebrities we see in the media. We base our judgments of ourselves and others on these comparisons.
Judging others sometimes give people a sense of prestige because demeaning others can create a false sense of security and identity. When it comes down to it, people are different. No two people are completely alike. We need to accept these differences and stop judging people. It is hurtful to them and makes the people ridiculing them look bad.
Interfering in other people’s business can be so ingrained that we do it subconsciously most of the times. If it’s not an action, it’s with words or thoughts. We can’t wait for the person to finish so we can jump in with our advice.
To judge others is sometimes good if one is doing it in a positive way but most of the time this judging is to humiliate and disgrace others. It needs to be stopped.
“Zara Mansoor is a student of media studies and based in Islamabad. She is an article writer, blogger and contributes to various magazines. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org“