Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

We are so quick to judge.

We react, label, stereotype and form fast – and usually unsubstantiated – opinions about others.

Recently having to go back on a medicine for my autoimmune conditions, I moaned and groaned. This particular medicine can tinge the skin orange over time.

Having always been a pale faced gal, orange is not a great shade for me. It would be like wearing a foundation that doesn’t match, an attempt to fake a tan that could never be. And it just looks bad.

Vanity and kidding aside, because my health is more important, all the talk of orange got me thinking about – you guessed it – Trump.

The orange man.

Did anyone stop to wonder if he may be on a medicine that turned his skin orange? That it’s not a fake or bad tan, but a coloring that’s the result of long-term use medicine?

No. We joke and poke fun at him – and so many others, so easily and readily.

He may very well have the “can tan” but fact is, the things we laugh at others for could very well be something that’s out of their control. The things we comment on may be very sensitive matters and hurtful.

Let’s think before we judge. Let’s not be so quick to poke fun at others.

It may seem innocent and just be all fun and games, but it can turn us into very insensitive humans without even realizing it.

If you truly want to live with empathy and compassion, think twice before you judge. There may be more reasons than you realize behind something.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A freelance writer, coach, eternal seeker and Renaissance soul who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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