I don’t usually rant on this blog but I feel like this is necessary.
Why? I don’t know. Probably because this could apply to anyone and everyone. You’ve all heard me write about these type of things before, “Do Not Judge” or something similar. And it’s something really important to me.
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned here may or may not be based on past experiences.
I find it really hard to be friends with people who judge.
I understand that everyone has their own opinion on things, but must you treat someone based on simply their appearance or choices? Is it so hard to accept that people may not want to dress the same way as you, or they may not like the same things as you do? I mean, who are you to judge others based on their personal preferences? And it’s horrible when you’re basing your hatred on what someone else said about the individual. Who are you to say you hate me just because so-so said I did a specific thing? How do you even know if it’s true? You don’t. Unless you were there, feeling the same emotions and seeing every single thing; you will never know. And basing your view on one side of the story is just plain ignorant. But then again, why should I even bother explaining myself to you?
And the worst part of it all is when people “hate” someone they have never even met or spoken to.
It’s pretty ridiculous, right? Yet, it happens all the time. People look at a display photo of someone on their Facebook etc and immediately go, “I don’t like them.” And what is their reason? “They look like a bitch” or “They look like a weirdo” – It’s quite stupid, isn’t it? Judging someone they have never even met before. Just because I like make up doesn’t make me “fake”. Just because I like cosplay doesn’t make me a “freak”. Just because I do a peace-signs in photo, doesn’t make me a “tb”.
Of course, saying “do not judge” is easier said than done, right?
Some of us immediately have opinions on someone as soon as you look at them. Myself, included. But the difference is what you do with that opinion. Do you share it around and voice your opinion? Do you act directly upon that opinion? Immediately hate them with everything you got? Or do you just take it in to consideration and wait to see if your judgement is true or false?
I am who I am
And I’m not going to stop being who I am just because you don’t like it.
“You can take the one thing I have left, beat me down to the ground and take my breath; but you can’t take who I am”
(The One Thing I have left – Hawk Nelson)