Morning everyone! Sorry I have been outta the loop this week, its been a stressful one. It would be nice to go a month or so without some hurdle to jump over but I suppose its every bump in the road that makes one a more compassionate/stronger person (or so I keep telling myself :-/).
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
I had to read this quote twice to understand it but once I had I realized its one of my new favorites =)
As I get older I realize how often others take it upon themselves to judge their peers and supposed "comrades". Instead of trying to understand or take a brisk walk in this persons shoes they instead jump to conclusions, assuming the worst and then dealing with it however they feel inclined; many times by gossiping or just cutting off ties with that person all together. Whichever route is taken causes pain and hurt; as if there aren't enough reasons in the world to feel this way!! :-p I just think that if everyone tried to take a step outside of themselves every so often, and imagine what it would feel like to step inside someone elses world for a day or two than it would be more difficult to cast judgement on anyone. Coming from a family that has gone thru many ups and downs, I have realized we all have weakness's and to judge someone for these "faults" limits our abilility to understand humanity and the society we live in. This is how it would be in the perfect, little, innocent, happy world of mine anyways :)
All this talk about judgement and walking in anothers shoes, reminds me that a certain pro golfer will be making a public announcement shortly...do you all judge him because of what he has done? Its hard not to, right? However, I can't help but wonder what kind of life he has had that would guide him into such a crazed and promiscuous lifestyle. Who knows...
One thing I do know is I am loving this model, check out the story here: