I recently read this good piece of advice. It’s easy to jump to conclusions or make judgments about people without knowing all the facts. Making assumptions isn’t a good idea, as pointed out in old movies and television shows: https://youtu.be/svkgOsr7pUc.
It’s generally a good idea to be slow to judge others because jumping to conclusions about someone’s character or motivations based on limited information or how they look can lead to misunderstandings, may cause harm, and may cause you to lose opportunities. It’s important to give people the benefit of the doubt, get to know them, or give them a chance to explain themselves before making judgments about them. Additionally, being slow to judge allows you to get to know someone better and to see them in different contexts, which can give you a more nuanced and accurate understanding of who they are. It can also help to foster more positive relationships with others, as people are often more open and willing to share with those who are not quick to judge and instead take time to get to know them better, as well as their motivations, intentions, and interests.
On the other hand, it’s good to be is quick to help others. There are several reasons why. Helping others can be personally rewarding and can strengthen relationships. When you help others, you often feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
Being quick to help often helps build stronger and more positive relationships with them. This is because people often feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation towards those who have helped them, which can foster feelings of connection and mutual support. It also can be good for you and your mental health because helping others can reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve overall well-being. Think about how you feel after volunteering. The same good feeling comes from helping others.
By taking the time to understand someone’s situation, let alone if you help them, you can create the opportunity for positive and meaningful connections with others. It’s also important to be mindful of your own biases and try to approach situations with an open mind and a willingness to listen and help. By doing so you can create a broader network involving better and deeper connections you may otherwise have missed. And, you will feel good doing so.
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