Ramadan 24: Who will?

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path. – Paulo Coelho

How many times have we caught ourselves judging others so quickly we end up feeling extremely bad afterwards? We personally have … and we learned quite a big lesson from it.

People always assume that those who walk around with frowns on their face are simply angry people. Or those who take their kids with them everywhere are disorganised and lazy. Or those who look sad all the time are ungrateful. Or those who bully others or are mean to them are simply stuck up. The list goes on …

We learned over time that although some people are simply angry, lazy, ungrateful and stuck up, the majority of them simply have worries and circumstances that we don’t know about. Worries that take quite a heavy toll on people and some more than others. So instead of judging, maybe we should consider that there could be a reason behind their behaviour that is beyond ours. As this thought eludes to, we will never know  EXACTLY what and how people feel … all we will ever know is how WE feel and how WE see people.

If we don’t support each other and give each other a break, who will?