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We are quick to criticize others and very slow to criticize 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?

How about we live and let live.

And direct attention towards your own shortcomings

Towards your own role in the world and your responsibilities in it

Towards getting your own house in order, before you contemplate criticizing anyone else.

No single person is perfect, so there’s no point in maintaining the façade.

We all have our demons,

Our struggles

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

Trying to get the best out of yourself and those around you

Being quick to pass judgment 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 him without sin cast the first stone.

First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.


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