We are quick to criticise others and very slow to criticise ourselves.
As if we ourselves hold some kind of moral high ground that allows us to judge others.
Why do we direct so much time and energy on what others do and so little time focusing on what we could or should be doing?
The point is, to live and let live.
There’s utility in directing attention to your own shortcomings
To your own role in the world and your responsibilities in it
To get your own house in order, before you even contemplate criticising anyone else.
One thing I do know, is that no single person is perfect, so there’s no point maintaining the façade.
We all have our demons,
Our successes and our failures
But it’s how you respond that ultimately makes the difference
To be able to view the world as an opportunity, rather than a hindrance
An opportunity to grow
An opportunity to develop your character
An opportunity to build resilience
An opportunity to contribute
All the while trying to get the best out of yourself and those around you in every situation.
Being quick to pass judgement does nothing but direct attention away from what you need to do
Direct attention away from what your responsibilities are
Direct attention away from where you need to do better
Beyond that, it has very little utility at all.
Let he without sin cast the first stone, the story goes.
So, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brothers eye...