#NoJudgement

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


There are a lot of nice things in the world that people could say. There are compliments about physical appearance, compliments about intelligence, compliments about something you say, but then there are also compliments about your character. While I do quite enjoy people telling me that my eyebrows look nice (I'm a bit of a narcissist, I can't help it), there's just something about those compliments about who you are as a person that just get to me.

I once had a customer tell me, very sincerely, that she appreciated the fact that I never judged a soul who walked into the store. She said it didn't matter whether someone came in dolled up and purchased bags full of expensive clothing or whether someone came in wearing athletic wear and bought a pair of earrings. She said it was a comfortable shopping experience and I think I nearly cried.

Of course, me being me, I made a Pretty Woman joke and said that I didn't appreciate the way any of those women on Rodeo Drive treated Julia Roberts and I'd never do the same thing to anyone else. But, it's true. I'm not in any position to judge anybody for what they do or what they wear or who they are. I don't think that me not judging people on their appearance upon first sight is anything to celebrate, but it makes me a bit sad that perhaps, in the world of retail (or the world in general) this trait is rare, or just isn't as popular as it should be.

In life, I aspire to do a lot of things. Marrying Harry Styles is on the top of that list, followed by all of that career nonsense and aspirations and what not. But before Harry and being a successful career woman and probably after getting a pug and maybe finally people able to pull off bangs (just kidding), I aspire to be a good person. Gag, cough, puke, writhe on the floor. I know, it's ridiculously cliche, but it doesn't even bother me. I want to be nice, I want to be friendly, and I want to be accepting.

I think the world would be a much nicer place if people practiced more tolerance and acceptance. Be that nice person in the world, be the change that we need. Start with practicing #NoJudgement, whether it's upon appearance or beliefs or music preference (I'm working on that whole Justin Bieber thing).

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