Continuing my series – Story on Quote. This week’s story is on “When you judge others, you don’t judge them, you judge yourself.”
This is so true. whenever you judge someone just keep yourself in that place and then judge. Judge as if you are judging yourself. Although judgment is a natural instinct, try to catch yourself before you speak, or send that nasty email and hurt anyone with your behaviour. You can’t get your words back. Try to rephrase your critical internal thought into a positive one, or at least a neutral one. Let’s hear the story and then talk about it.
Story on Quote – Child and Icecream
Long ago a 10-year old boy entered a coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress comes by and put a glass of water in front of him.
“How much is an ice cream sundae?” asked the boy. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. Seeing all this waitress thought that this kid is wasting my time and he will not be able to tip also.
“How much is a plain ice cream?” he inquired.
Some people were now entering the restaurant and the waitress became impatient.
“Thirty-five cents,” she said annoyingly.
The little boy again counted the coins.
“I’ll have the plain ice cream please,” he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table, and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier, and departed. When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies…her tip. She cursed herself.
But no use. Damage was already done. She was not nice to that kid and he left her tip instead of having his Sundae. Our minds naturally scan for the negative, but if we try, we can almost always find something good about another person. Sometimes, we may be judging someone for something that we do ourselves, or have done.
Always remember, treat others how you want to be treated.
This book is a nice read.