As imperfect humans, we have a tendency to make quick assumptions about people and their motives. We even judge other based on the color of their skin, the shape of their face, or the size of their body. All of us have a tendency to judge others by their outward appearance. But, the question is: Do you really know that person? 🤔
It's true that we can learn "only a little" about the person from what we see with our eyes 👀. BUT.. We cannot fully understand them by simply looking at their outward appearance. So what's my point? Try to look beneath the surface — at the inner person. Well, we cannot read hearts, so we will never understand others. But we can do our best.
1. Try to listen 👂
To avoid jumping into wrong conclusions about people, try to know their background and situation (everything s/he had been through). It can helps us to "hear the facts" before giving counsel.
2. Get to know them
Maybe sometimes we concluded that a person who seems unfriendly is actually shy, or a person whom you thought to be materialistic is hospitable. See.. Rather than judge another person's actions, do your best to understand how s/he feels. Put yourself in his/her situation.
So the lesson is when dealing with one another, may we be determined to listen and learn.