Saturday, August 30, 2014

How Half the Judgements We Make are Wrong


We all have heard about the famous star who did a 360 not only in her image but also in her music videos.
We may have known her as sweet but now she's wild, crazy and downright naughty.
Who would have known that underneath that, she's a really good person?

According to the article from ryot.org and I'll quote a portion of the article:

While Miley watched tearfully from beside the stage, Jesse added “I have survived in shelters all over this city. Los Angeles, entertainment capital, has the largest population of homeless youth in America. The music industry will make over $7 billion this year and outside these doors are 54,000 human beings who have no place to call home.” (Meanwhile, Katy Perry and Sam Smith’s faces will inevitably become reaction gif memes.)
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Now how on EARTH did all of this just happen?
Miley had met Jesse earlier in the week when she visited My Friends Place, a homeless youth drop-in center in Hollywood, and one of the few of its kind in the city that provide run-aways and homeless kids with meals, clothes, job resources, transportation services, mental health services and even housing opportunities through a partnership with another LA-based organization, Step Up On Second.
By the time Jesse walked off stage, Miley’s representatives had launched a Prizeo.com fund-raising campaign on her Facebook for My Friend’s Place. Those who make donations before Sept. 21 will be entered to win a chance to hang out with Miley in Rio on Sept. 28th. This contest has the potential to single-handedly turn around the fate of this relatively small and unknown local organization.

Now who's to say that Miley is what she appears to be?
We have preconceived notions on people. The way they dress, their appearance, the way they behave socially, we already have a picture and opinion on them simply based on these things.
When we really don't get to know a person, we just let the image we painted be our guide on who they are. We close ourselves to that notion and stop considering that there are other things to a person than what they appear to be. We stop thinking and looking deeper and instead, we let our judgements be who they are. 

But do we really know them?
Or are we blinded by what we think, consider and want them to be?

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