Human beings, by nature, are cautious and judgmental toward people who live, think, act, and behave differently. We decide without thinking. Others are too thin, too heavy, too rich, or too poor, too quiet or way too friendly to be trusted. Judged as too smart, too slow, always right, but never wrong, it is a survival instinct rooted deep in our brains.
It is a reality we cannot change. When we realized each person has their unique perspective. We understand how others might misunderstand us. Instead of holding a grudge, we learn to accept the facts and move forward with our life. There is a quote by James Blanchard Cisneros: “Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.”
If we know ourselves, and we are and happy, we need not worry about others. Being “weird” can free us, letting us embrace the person we are. Who knows? We might find someone who loves biscuits and gravy as much as we do.
How will you stay true to who you are?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer