Sometimes I laugh at the way people are so ready to judge others. Especially people who get so upset over what I post on my blog. It makes me think of the things I am studying in my classes this semester.
The word authentic has been coming up a lot. Authentic thought, authentic essence, authentic listening. The existentialist believed that authentic achievement came to those of us who were non-judging, and for lack of a better word self-involved. Society shouldn’t dictate what you wear, say, eat, or do. You’re actions may define you in the eyes of others, but your intentions are unclear. Intention. Steretyping or judging slows down only the person who takes the time to do so.
I have been realizing the person I have the potential to be, and now I need to remind myself of that. I need to not judge, or be angered by anyone. I am alone, inherently. I will always be. I may pass through life with connections with other people both shallow and deep but I am alone. There is something comforting in that. I have the choice.
I have the choice to laugh at an attempt to demean me. Only I can demean me, by allowing someone elses opinion affect me.
So, don’t allow anyone the power to affect your emotions, you control them. I am not saying be cold to people, or not open yourself. But don’t allow them the upper hand, make your own decisions. Be open to a world that doesn’t define you, define the world around you in your own terms.