A few words here, a few there.
Do people process information like they used to? Has it always been a world of judgement? Do we have the 1960’s to blame, or the 1980’s?
I’m pretty sure in an ant colony, every little ant goes about doing their job for the Queen. They work with each other to accomplish whatever it is ants accomplish. Does one stop and pull aside another to criticize the work performance of a co-worker-ant? Do some of them stand around and bitch about the Queen?
No, they have insect brains. If they have the ability to speak to each other, I’m sure they wouldn’t waste their time with such banal conversation.
Perhaps humans could learn something from this little insect.
We could learn to use the matter we contain in the space between our ears.
We are each unique. We think and act the way we do according to our life experiences, and how our brains interpreted those experiences.
My judgement has always been held against myself. Some of it has to do with real life experiences that could not be interpreted any other way, but for the intent to hurt.
People are very unkind to others. Some of them know exactly what they are doing, some may be doing something unknowingly. The interpretation by would be the same.
I’m thankful that I happened to be born in a country with freedoms denied to women of some countries. I’m allowed an opinion, to hold a job, to wear what I want, to speak up and defend myself, and to choose the person I wanted to marry.
I have opinions. Most of them aren’t necessary to share, because I’m not entitled to force my opinion on others. A respectful discussion is the time and place for opinions–providing one can open their mind to new ideas or thoughts. I’m extremely excited about how far technology has come since I was little, but too many use various forms of social media to hurt with their words, while hiding behind their computer, as if that makes hurtful comments acceptable.
Recovering from decades of depression, anxiety, and grief, I can finally use that grey matter between my ears.
Yes, I have opinions just as everyone else. I choose to observe my thought processes if I hear an opposing view.
I have learned that my opinion isn’t always a fair “judgement”. I’m grateful for the ability to change my opinion based upon new information, letting go of old interpretations.
Whatever the reason our society is as it is—we have grown to be a very insensitive and narrow minded society. We have the idea that each of us are superior.
It would be nice to see more compassion and acceptance.
Meh, maybe it was the 1970’s. Yes, that’s where we became obsessed with me, me, me. The 1980’s was greed, lies and money—which in my opinion, continues today 😉
I wonder what it would feel like to live in an ant colony. If it’s a world of kindness and compassion, that would be a nice way to live–even if life were shorter, and I had a minuscule brain.
We humans have larger brains, but many refuse to use the entire thing.