Judging others

Bradley - plano, Texas
Entered on March 11, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: tolerance
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I believe that people should not judge other people by race, beliefs or color of their skin. Many people today are raised in the world to believe that all these traits are dominate over other’s different from them. Are the parents to blame for this? Is it because as children they received the wrong message about how to treat others who are different? No matter what the cause, no one is above anyone else in this world.

As a child growing up, I experienced judging others everywhere, on my block or at school. I even witnessed some of my peers doing it. As young as I was, watched other people do it and, of course, I would think it was funny. So I laughed. I laughed, I pointed fingers, and I shouted the same things other people were saying. I was a young child and I wasn’t really hurting anyone. At least that’s what I thought. The Thing is I only saw the fun in what I was doing. I never realized how much pain and misery people were causing others. All the mean hurtful things people were saying to others just because they were too dark or they were Indian or what ever it was. I was tearing someone else down because they were a different race or color. I was tearing someone else down because they had different beliefs from mine. I was becoming exactly what everyone else was becoming. I was becoming heartless. I didn’t care about anyone’s feelings but my own.

I learned a valuable life lesson that I will carry with me forever. I learned not to judge others based on race, skin color, or beliefs. I found out the hard way that I was not going to make alone in this world. I need friends. We all need friends, and judging people is definitely not the best way to that. Whether others realize it or not, people can’t make it in this world without someone to lean on or count on. Life is too long and hard for someone to go with out people to chill with. I know because it was very hard to get through 6th grade first semester without knowing anyone. It’s not a pleasant experience to sit alone at lunch and quiet in class all the time. It doesn’t exactly have to be in school. It can be outside of school or our personal lives. My parents always told me to “treat others the way you want to be treated.” This is very true because in the end it all comes down to who we know. Who we know is what’s going to help you on through life.