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Every Person Has a Story

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Nitima Priya
Holistic Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist
It's a beautiful story about stepping back from our reactive judgements.
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Realize 🙏🏻
Realize that we have no idea where another person may be coming from or what has been encountered and overcome during his/her lifetime. We are not on this planet, at this time, to judge others or to hold them to our “standards”. We are here to extend love, understanding and peace. Period.
Walk a Mile 👟
In this brief tale, I was reminded that we don’t know the stories or experiences of others. We are reminded in so many faith/belief traditions not to judge another. The phrase, “Walk a mile in another’s shoes” encourages empathy rather than judgement. Choosing our words carefully is also important.
Every person has a story
You never know what someone is going thru so don’t judge. Always keep an open mind when dealing with others. If everyone would do this maybe we will not be so judgmental.
Books have various covers
Like the story, everone has different stories behind their behaviours. Don’t judge people by what you see. Our eyes don’t see whats behind those behaviours. So be kind and treat people how you’d like to be treated.
It reminded me of the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” So true... loved listening to it.
we all write a story called life
I decided to listen to this story as I was getting ready for bed, but boy, I had NO idea how much of an impact it would have on me! you never know what’s happening in someone’s life. there’s absolutely no way to know the wonders and mysteries lingering in the pages of their story. so this is just a reminder to think before you speak! (i’m especially guilty of not thinking before i talk but everyone has to improve if they try hard enough!) be mindful of others 🦋🦋 and don’t judge the way they fly.
Heather Joie
I love this. And I live this. Every day. My youngest son has a rare disease and every day is a challenge. Teaching him how to survive in a judgemental world isn’t as easy as you think. But reminding him how to respond with compassion is how we have learned to cope. Sometimes we get busy, stressed, angry or even depressed and we lose our filter. But recognizing that each and every individual, even those you live with - have their own story. Their own pain. Their own trials. Their own happiness. And we MUST be vigilant in kindness. I too forget. And this is such an inspiration to favorite and set as a reminder that my heart must always remain open so that I can be continue to be compassionate and inspiring to others.
Every person has a story
What a beautiful story... this reminds me to take the time to talk to people. You will be surprised by what you learn
It was short but it had a really good message. The countless times I’ve judged people on the street for their differences when in reality I shouldn’t.
Every Person Has A Story
We need to be willing to listen and learn everyone's story before we decide what their story is for ourselves. That story will probably be very different than what we assume
This very short story emphasizes values and beliefs that aren’t always nurtured right now—emotional intelligence, compassion, and empathy.
Grace and Compassion
If we want to experience grace and compassion, we must extend grace and compassion to others. This brief story demonstrates the couple’s quick willingness to judge rather than to first seek understanding. Notwithstanding the fact that the exchange between the father and son was personal and private to them, the couple demonstrated a judgmental mindset in several ways: 1. That the son’s behavior was inappropriate for his age, 2. That the father had not sought help for his son, and 3. That the son had a condition that required medical attention. I was curious as to why they didn’t revel in the excitement over the ‘small things in life’. My husband and I can often be heard marveling at how low the moon sits on the horizon, or a beautiful sunset’s colors, or the intricacies of a flower, but neither of us has any physical or mental impairment; we appreciate the beauty around us. What’s ‘wrong’ with that? What if that adult son had a cognitive impairment from birth and after many years, he could only progress but so far? Would that have made the couple feel the son’s behavior was inappropriate? As long as the source of happiness is not illegal (e.g., murder) or immoral (e.g., assault), then I think I will continue to allow happiness to be contagious to me.
I am quick to anger and quick to judge. Love this story. I try to remind myself of this often when driving but less often at home and close to home
Walter J
I think it is OK to judge others... as long as you are seeing the best in them! (Unlike the couple in this story.) Namaste, ❤️👁🍀
Judging vs Intuition
Different? Same? Maybe, I learned that I do not know. That’s okay.
Every person has a story
This story time he not to judge others because you never know what people are going through. I am grateful to both who work for this app for putting the truck together and teaching me this lesson. I am also grateful for the community on this app. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope you are all OK and happy and well
Every Person Has A Story
Do not assume before you know. It is so easy to make a judgement based on what you see but be sure you know the true facts
I got out of bed today
I actually got out of bed today and cleaned the house. I was washed laundry. I feel like I am having a better day.
We all have a story
I think this story was meant for me. To be careful before saying something when you don't know the story. Or the person for that matter. I would like to master that. Pause before speaking. Or don't speak at all. 🤐
It is easy to judge as your mind wants to create a story but what evidence do you have, what do you actually know, not enough to support your judgement. Not reacting to your story, and realizing it is a story, keeps you from saying hurtful observations based solely on your untrue story.
Think First
I learned to not judge people so quickly because they don’t act like me. They have a story like I do. All of us are in awe about some something. Just let it happen.
Learn about other people. I love to meet new people and great their story. Do that before you judge
Old Wisdom
So many fall into the trap of making premature judgements. Perhaps we’ve all been guilty of it? I know I have but aging has taught me many beautiful lessons, this being one of the most gratifying. It’s allowed doors to remain open in my mind and in my relationships.