"Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt." Exodus 23:9I acknowledge that I am one of the most judgmental people I have ever known. Not proud of it though. I work very hard to understand. Sometimes the Universe helps out by sending me the exact experience that I previously judged harshly. This leads me to exclaim, "I get it!" Now I try to do my homework so I don't have to learn the hard way. It is inevitable sometimes.
I envy those that are perceptive enough to understand the story behind people's behavior. It doesn't occur to me naturally and I struggle to understand sometimes. I try to surround myself with friends and healers who can help me decipher the mysteries of human behavior and relationships. In the end, I have found that I gotta trust myself, my inner voice and my own intuition most. It's part of my growing up pains.
After turning 40, I tend to see the nuances of every story. Most people have a point - no matter how divergent their views on a single issue. The complexity and sophistication of life awes me. I like it when I can play with others at these borders of reality.
The less I think I know, the calmer I feel. The more I thought I knew, the more belligerent I was. "I know that I know nothing." Feeling empathic and wiser.