in this life
We all know what "The Golden Rule" states: "Treat others the way you want to be treated."
... So can someone please tell me why on earth it's so hard to do so? Being a high school student, I see kids get picked on and stereotyped every single day. So what if this guy likes to wear his jeans tighter than the other guys? So what if this girl doesn't talk to the popular kids and prefers to sit alone? So what if that kid actually cares about what the teacher has to say? I don't think it matters what you do with your hair, whether you wear glasses of contacts, or what brand your jeans are. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but we don't always have to voice it, especially if we don't think it through beforehand. Yes, it's easy to judge someone based on how they look, but until we really get to know someone, we can't really make a true judgement.
We all pick and choose our friends by people we have stuff in common with. That's natural. But who's to say that we can't be friends with completely opposite people? And if it's too difficult to make friends with people that aren't like you, why must you hate them? You can still like someone and not be their best friend.
I, for one, am not a fan of drama, and I know I'm not alone on that. So, why do people feel the need to degrade someone else just because they don't like them? Half the time, their reason for not liking that person is completely pointless. And because they don't like that person, they think that no one else should, just because. No one likes to have their feelings hurt, and if everyone treated people the way they want people to treat them, no one would be mean to each other, and I can almost guarantee that suicide levels would decrease drastically.
So, next time you judge someone, take a step back, and get a chance to know that person before you pin a bad name on them. If they are just what you labeled them to be in the first place, that's no reason to be mean to them. Be nice to everyone, for one good deed makes another, and pretty soon the world will be like a huge game of dominoes. (: