Anyone around my blog knows how I feel about judging people – especially people you don’t even know!!!!
Having spent much of my life feeling judged and “weighed in the balance” it’s been an interesting transition for me to keep on keeping on, especially after the events that I’ve written about where I decided to stop even trying and worse, stop living ….
Now, let me lighten this a bit …. I titled this post A Book And It’s Cover. For fun, here’s some covers that allow us to imagine what’s inside ….
However, this post deals more with judging a person before we know much, if anything, about them. Which in my mind says, “I don’t like the way you look/walk”. In actuality, what a terrible way to do things. We have no idea what people have to offer that just might enhance our lives and living.
Some of the best examples of this occur on the various talent shows around the world. I generally watch the American and European ones on YouTube … and I’ve seen judges get seriously “burned” by thinking the “cover” is the book. Remember Simon Cowl and Susan Boyle? I rest my case …..
This clip is from Ukraine’s Got Talent several years ago … He didn’t make it into the finals (pity) but he taught me a lesson that in spite of a handicap – there’s basically nothing that should hold you back!
When I was teaching in India, I had several students in the 8 years who suffered from what this young comedian suffers from … and has been before, a comedian’s weakness can turn out to be their greatest strength … right? [He came in 2nd place, but he’s still the winner in my eyes …]
And last, (and the people all said, “Praise God”) this year AGT had a deaf singer … Talk about something to overcome.
Be who you are and how you are … you’re the only one who can …