By Cari Floyd
“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” We hear this phrase so often, yet nobody ever seems to pay much attention to it. We live in a world where judging everyone and everything is acceptable. I hate to say there have also been times that I’ve judged a person without knowing them, and later felt bad for thinking they’re something that they’re not. I also feel guilty when criticizing someone’s situation when I’ve never had to walk in their shoes and experience what they have.
When we see someone and begin to examine what they look like, what they wear, what their nationality could be, how they speak, etc. we automatically assume things about them without even knowing who they are. Why is that? Not every Muslim is a terrorist, not every African American is a criminal, and not every white person is a racist. This world is too big and diverse to be criticizing everything around you. Learn to see the beauty in things and people.