I wrote that quote several months ago. As I recall, I tweeted it due to so much judgment on social media. I see more of it on Twitter than on any other platform. Judgment is harsh, detrimental, and sadly what has formed us. I can remember the first time I was judged, you know I was sized up, I was categorized, I was put in a “class”, I was in 1st grade. It had to do with free lunch. I was automatically not as good as others because I got a free lunch. And that’s when it started.
We have no idea and let me say that again we have no idea what is going on in people’s lives. People including our friends and family only tell us what they want to tell us. I know people that have held things for decades and they say to me, “I’ve never told anybody this” and then they move forward in their story. I know I have things I have never told a soul. And that stuff that we don’t tell, that’s why we are who we are.
So really it doesn’t matter what folks say about you or how harshly they judge you because they don’t know the real you. They don’t know how you grew up, what happened to you, they don’t know your story and they don’t get a say on anything about you. We gotta let those things and people go that keep judging us for free lunches. I gotta do me and you gotta do you and that’s all we gotta do.