The Trick is to Not Judge People too Quickly!

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Dan Blanchard, Teen Leadership, The Storm
Award-winning author, speaker, and educator.

Sometimes life is tricky, wouldn’t you agree? There is a lot that we do not understand in this world. And in some ways, believe it or not, that is a good thing. Not knowing everything gives us something to work towards and keeps us from getting bored too easily. This creates variety; and after all, isn’t variety the spice of life? Sometimes though, we forget about this simple joy of variety and end up judging people on what they are doing. Our judgments are most often based solely on what we know, what we do, or our own unique background experiences. This faulty judging based on our limited personal experience is the genesis of most of humanity’s problems…

Many times we are too quick to judge others and thus sadly lose out on what could be a pleasant, interesting and joyful interaction with another. Is it really is possible to look at each individual that we encounter as the miracle that they truly are, and a representative of another unique and fascinating experience? Of course it is! Imagine the wonderful hours that could be invested joyfully in the marvel of another’s experience and knowledge that is a whole other world from ours! Imagine how we could improve our knowledge about how this world works and all the good that could come from it.

Imagine our learning becoming experiential again and life being interesting, new and fun again because we are Dan Blanchard, Teen Leadership, The Stormcurious about everything and everyone! What a great world, or at least a better world, this place could be if more people approached life and each other with awe and curiosity for their story, another’s story. Let’s put our own story aside for a moment when we meet others. We all already know our story, right?  This is the time to learn another’s story.

Now please share with the rest of us how you plan to use the secret of not judging others too quickly.

Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard



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