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Stephanie Drenka

Be curious, not judgmental (Walt Whitman)

Whether it is towards someone we have just encountered, or a friend we have known for years–judgement rears its ugly head inevitably, and unexpectedly at times. Instead of fearing it, or condemning it (neither of which have given me any peace of mind as of late) I only hope now to transcend its negative impact on me, and not allow it any more power to foster bitterness in my life. I can’t control my predisposition to make assumptions about people any more than the next person–and I certainly can’t expect people to restrain themselves from making generalizations about me. What...