"Be the Change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi "I will be a Hummingbird, I will do the best that I can." -Wangari Maathai "Where stereotypes begin with a grain of truth, cliches begin with a boulder" - George Watsky "And she's gonna learn, that this life will hit you - hard - in the face - wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs, how much they like the taste of air." - Sarah Kay "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded." -Suheir Hammad

Prejudice.

When you think of prejudice, you may usually think of someone being judged because of their race.
But prejudice is the acting of judging someone based on a characteristic of looks or background.
i.e. Age, Gender, Race, Religion, Sexuality

What purpose is there in judging though?
Because a person is young, they're obviously too immature to handle a situation, or to understand what's going on, so let's ignore their input, and laugh off their comments? Or they're old, and don't like to be bothered, so just leave them alone?

Because a person is a women, she's obviously not strong enough to do manual labor? Or a man is too tough to show how he actually feels?

Because a person is Mexican, they obviously are illegal and only here to mooch of the government, and steal our jobs? Or they're Black, so they are in a gang, and are probably gonna rob us. Or they're white, so they have a good life, with lots of money, and a perfect family?

Because a person is Muslim, they're obviously a terrorist working for Osama Bin Laden? Or they're Jewish, so they are cheap, and deserve little respect? OR they don't believe the same thing as you, so their going to hell?

Because a person is homosexual they are either overly flamboyant, or super manly depending on if they're a guy or girl?

Why would you judge someone so harshly based on a first impression, that probably didn't include talking? Judging someone at a glance is not right. Judging someone after a sentence is not right. Judging someone after a day is not right. Judging someone after a week is not right. Judging someone after a month is not right. Judging someone after a year is not right. Judging someone ever is not right. You have not walked even a mile in someone else's shoes, so how dare you criticize how they should be living? Try showing compassion and sympathy for those around you. Next time you start to lean towards a rude, and judgmental side, instead of thinking what they might want, or what they might do, and assume their actions for them, ask. Communicate with them. Only they know what they truly want, and if you'll be able to help them. And even if they judge you in return to your questions, rest assured that you've helped stop the global judging. Even if by one small effort, you helped.

"I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can." -Wangari Maathai