I found this story on a Darren ‘s  blog I follow and wanted to share this again to show how we always judge people very quickly but don’t see ourselves often in the right light.


A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood.

The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the washing outside.

“That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, remaining silent.

Every time her neighbour hung her washing out to dry, the young woman made the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”

The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”



How often do we judge too quickly and not realize that it might be us looking at things differently or through different light (window).

Before we judge others we should always look into ourselves.



The best thing is not to judge and make assumptions. Life is kinder that way.

So I conclude with the No 3 of the 4 agreements from Miguel Ruiz:

3. Don’t Make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.



29 responses »

  1. Brilliant. We are all guilty of that at some point in our lives, it just depends on whether we are willing to do something about it, or just sit there and judge. I would hope that I am one who is willing to do something.

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