“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools”
-Martin Luther king jr.
Judgement is one thing that can truly separate us from each other. Let’s be honest, there are both good and bad people in every race, religion, culture, country and any other group you can break society down into. Disliking someone based on the fact that they are different than you in appearance or in belief only hurts yourself. Not only are you the one who gets upset, but you remove the possibility of meeting many fabulous people who could add joy and other great things to your life. I am always surprised to hear expressions of prejudice in todays global world. With as much communication as we have with each other and how interdependent we are on each other to me it seems antiquated at best. Being an enlightened individual means keeping your mind open to all views. Not that you have to agree with them, but as much as we would like others to respect our views, we should be honored to do the same for them. I can not begin to convey the joys all my friends have brought me and can’t imagine leaving any of them out just because they are different then me. So remember, when you hold judgement against someone else, it not only affects their joy, but steals yours as well.