Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Judging less...

It recently occurred to me that most of our lives is pretty much managed by our genes and our DNA, and while we can change the course of some events, we can't really change who we are. I've never given much credence that we're more the product of environment than that of our own parents.

We all were born with certain sets of traits and while we can work at smoothing the ones that are too sharp for a harmonious social life, it seems almost impossible to totally eliminate some of the kirks we may have that are offensive to others. When we turn that observation around and apply it to certain folks we encounter and don't necessarily appreciate, it forces us to be much more tolerant and much less of a judge. Self-transformation is indeed very hard to operate!

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