Putting Other People Down Is A Problem
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Putting Other People Down Is A Problem

An ugly personality makes an ugly person.

Putting Other People Down Is A Problem
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Every person has a judgmental side; that is just a part of life. However, there are people who choose to express their opinions and there are people who choose to keep their opinions to themselves. Whichever path you choose to take is solely up to you, but I challenge you to take into consideration the fact that you have no idea what that person has been through/is going through in their life.

I will not say that I am a saint by any means, although I do try my best to put myself into other people's shoes before jumping to conclusions about them. I am not quick to judge do to the fact that I know that I have had my own struggles in my life, and I wouldn't want anyone to judge me because of that. When I do find myself slipping up, I tell myself to take a step back and think about the fact that I have no idea what type of situation they could be in. Like I said before, I am not a saint, and I often catch myself slipping up, but I would never intentionally say something or do something to hurt another person unlike some of the people that we see in today's society.

A couple of days ago, I witnessed a situation that particularly hit a nerve for me. I was scrolling through my twitter feed, which is mostly filled with inspirational quotes, to find that a few of the people that I follow had liked a horrible, demeaning post. I clicked on it out of curiosity to find that it was a very hurtful post about one of the sweetest girls that I have ever met. The post said something along the lines of: "For just a dollar a day..." followed by pictures of a toothbrush, toothpaste, crest white strips and the last picture was one of the girl that I know smiling. Now this doesn't seem so bad from just reading it, but the girl has some stains on her teeth from where her braces used to be, and what the girl who posted it meant was that she needs to use that stuff because her smile isn't good enough the way that it is. I was absolutely horrified at the fact that this girl would call out someone, who is probably already insecure about what the post is about, and post it on social media for it to go viral.

So this one is for you. To the girl that is so insecure that she feels the need to put someone else down in order to feel better about herself, you really need to reevaluate your life. Learn to love yourself enough to help other people learn to love themselves. You had no idea what she has been through or could be going through in her life, yet you chose to degrade her. She is a beautiful person inside and out, and for you to make her feel less than you is completely outrageous. You may seem beautiful on the outside, but let me tell you, your personality will always overpower your looks. Take this as a lesson. A lesson that your personality will soil your beauty and cause you to be ugly. The good will always win over the bad. Learn from your mistakes because if you don't, you have a long life of misery ahead.

I am not perfect, but I promise to try my best to be slow to judge. I promise to bite my tongue until I know the whole truth about somebody's life. And I promise to always stand up against the people who choose the path of judgement and humiliation.

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