I’m not a big fan of New Year’ Resolutions. I don’t see why we have to wait until another year starts before we decide to change our behaviour, lifestyles and minds.
But I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few months about other people’s reactions to each other as well as my own. Relating back to my rant on kids these days, it seems my generation, or at least those people within my circle are caught up within an endless cycle of judgement. We judge hipsters for the way they dress, we judge kids for liking 3D movies over 2D, we judge amateur photographers for believing they’re good enough to be professional, we judge that girl for wearing a short skirt or we judge that guy for the way he drinks. And we judge people for judging.
My big aim for 2012 is to focus on being non-judgmental. Of others for what they do, of other for who they judge and even more importantly, of myself. But I also resolve to not just accept judgmental behaviour, I will do my best to challenge it, to question it which may seem at odds to not judging those who judge, but I don’t think it is. I don’t judge them, I question their judgements validity, purpose and use. Judgements can harm. And humanity could do with less pain and more love.