If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that life is unpredictable and changes can occur in the blink of an eye.  We must learn to mind our own business and avoid being judgemental of other people because we are not omniscient and we cannot know how things will turn out even for ourselves, much less for other people.

It is easy to proffer our opinions and pass judgement on others, but to what end? In the end, our opinions do not have any bearing on the reality of other people nor can we predict definitively how the situation will transpire.  It is better to be neutral and observant and learn to focus on our own betterment rather than be preoccupied with other people’s situations to the point of being a gossip or a busybody.

This is not to say that we must be narcissistic and not help others who are in need.  It is only to establish that if we are not able to benefit other people by helping them, we must avoid being judgemental.  It would be good practice to remain neutral when it comes to many situations which occur to other people. 

Each minute that we spend on judging others and pronouncing our opinions on them or about them, it takes away precious time which we may devote to more productive and positive pursuits.  Being judgemental is a flaw of lazy people who would rather use the excuse of “concern” for other people to procrastinate or to divert focus away from their own weaknesses. 

At the end of the day, all these useless or destructive behaviour will take away from our humanity and cause us to develop negative mental habits which will take away from our future happiness.  Be mindful. 

(c) Niconica 2014

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