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Veröffentlicht am Thu, Oct 13, 2011 23:15

Whether we like to admit it or not, people usually draw conclusions about a person from their looks. This affects how people treat each other. People often judge or misperceive other people’s appearances in a less than equal manner before they even know the true nature of the person. Every day people make assumptions by what others can see physically. Everybody judges other people because of the way they dress, the language that they use, the type of job they have, their physical looks, the type of car they drive or the way they dress. I love this quote by Booker T. Washington, he said, "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." When people shop at the supermarket they distinguish good products from bad products based on how they look. People are apt to choose good looking products over bad looking products because they don’t have flaws, cracks and bruises. Everyone assumes that the “good looking” products have good qualities and taste. Since people judge human beings based on how they look, it is called prejudice. Prejudice is to form an opinion about someone or something in advance based on insufficient knowledge. In fact, prejudice disadvantages or harm people’s feelings because of how the media describes other people’s personal lives. Judging a person is very common in today's society. People every day judge one another, whether it’s judging another's appearance (which is the most common) or judging the way one behaves, everyone is guilty of it. People are prejudiced against color, family and poverty. However, in most cases, you may be making judgments about someone without even knowing a person at all. It is wrong to judge someone because one can really hurt someone's feelings or it may backfire on them and they may be the one to end up getting hurt. The worst part about judging someone is the fact that most people's judgments are wrong, considering most people judge in a negative manor. When people judge others, perhaps they should step back for a moment and truly think about whom or what they are judging. Are people really being fair or are they acting on a double standard? All of us already judge other people in one way or another, whether it is snickering about someone in gothic clothes, talking about people who sometimes make mistakes, or someone who is disabled, it is still judging or criticizing. So, why do people judge others so negatively? Do you think it’s because of jealousy, dislike, disappointment, or is it just human nature. I mean, is it natural or normal to judge people because they are only human? I really get upset when I see other people judge others wrongly. I have experienced a lot if instances that I have been judged just because I don't meet up with their standard of what a person should look like or the way I act isn’t “normal”. What is normal? I have met many different kinds of people and I always try to give them the chance to prove themselves before finally deciding on what my impression on their personality or character is. People are sometimes mistaught certain things in life or religion, so they just go by that and nothing else. It is so unfortunate that people judge others by their outer looks. People must learn to look at others, not by appearance or how much wealth they have, but by their character. (REAL LIFE) Outer appearances are not going to make you happy and have very little importance in life. In my mind, people only make invisible lines and anger tells us what we should do. It is common sense that people are all different in some ways, shape, or form. People judge gays and lesbians in a negative way because of the way society, lawmakers and the media depict their actions. They will not entertain the idea that being gay is not a choice, but chemistry within you. Sometimes people are quick to judge or form an opinion about others when they do not really know them or their motives. Everyone cannot be truly happy and fulfilled when they judge, criticize, or hate people. People are all guilty of judging and condemning others at times. After all, you cannot condemn a man from drinking from the same well that you drink from every morning. When people work on bettering themselves they can be encouraged to learn from others and the mistakes they make. When people spend less time judging others, trying to fix them, or change them then they can spend more time on improving themselves and who they are. People have plenty of work to do on themselves, if they want to be their best. Look at what a person has actually done with their life to get an idea of who they really are. Some questions to ask are: *Where did they go to school and what did they study? What are they passionate about? *Engage them in a conversation on a topic they enjoy. This will expose their intelligence. Listen for their sense of humor and wit. Find out what they consider their greatest accomplishment. These things will reveal a lot about a person. In conclusion, it takes more time and effort to really get to know a person before judging them. I’m not sure if everyone can totally override their own preconceptions, but I think they must try to silence them while they delve deeper. There are many interesting, smart, and valuable people that don’t fit the mold that our society has created. The color of a person’s skin shouldn’t matter, nor should their age, sex, weight, or what clothes they wear. SO, Why Do People Judge Others?


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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Nov 07, 2011 06:38

I give what others ask for. Do I (probably we) still have a first opinion based on first impressions? Sure we do. What's wrong with that? I don't dress pretty/nice, I dress comfortable, (cotton). I don't look like I have money cuz well, I don't have more than what's necessary. Can I dance? I couldn't say. I got my own music playin in my head. Basically, if you don't like the way I look, stop looking.


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Veröffentlicht am Fri, Oct 21, 2011 17:38

I judge people strickly on how they treat me. They can dress fine, have money, dance good, speak effectively; but if they don't treat me with respect-they are ugly in my eyes..I deserve better..I'm just sayin.....


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Veröffentlicht am Fri, Oct 21, 2011 17:33

what's your point??


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