Monday, March 4, 2013

Observing “Observers of Humanity”


by M. J. Joachim

There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t observe other people. Therefore, to stand on one’s laurels, elevating ourselves on the basis of being an observer of human behavior, is nothing more than a ruse to look down on and excuse one of the poorest of behaviors known to man, that of judging another human being.

As a species, we do it all the time! We qualify ourselves, to point out why someone else is wrong. Instead of appreciating our differences, we raise our stature in the name of race, creed and politics. We even do so in reference to minor topics like music, literary genres and fashion.

Instead of being open to the vast variety within our midst, we discuss our differences as if they are things to model or defeat, all in the name of being keen observers of the human race.

Well I’ve got news for all of those over the top judgmental, observers of humanity in our midst…

You’re definitely making a statement. You’re telling people like me that you have issues and don’t deserve the time of day. Your unremitting dialog screams that you hurt terribly inside; however, it still doesn’t excuse your lousy behavior of pointing fingers at others, in the name of making yourself feel better. Blame it on whatever you want, but don’t teach that garbage to our children. And understand full well that most of us aren’t buying what you’re selling.

The term “bullying” comes to mind, as does the word “intimidation.”
For what, I ask. For what?!

As much as we observe and make conclusions about our observations of others, others observe and form opinions about us, in turn.

Opinions, mind you. Not facts. Facts have been tested, tried and proven to be true; they are never based on hearsay or gossip. Only when you have adequate proof that someone is judgmental, unreasonable and self-absorbed can you logically conclude that observations presented by this person, might not be wise to accept on face value. (This naturally excludes the option of passing on hearsay and gossip pertaining to our own observations of human behavior, as they pertain to the person in question.)

Take it with a grain of salt. Perform your own due diligence and let wisdom be your guide.

Thank you for visiting Effectively Human.
Until next time, I wish you every good thing,

M. J.

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