I was sharing on Facebook an article of Rappler about a mother who slapped her baby's face at the hospital. I captioned, "crazy mother!". I did not receive any response from friends except 2 days later when a friend commented that maybe we should understand more as the mother could be suffering from post-partum disease. He supported that others could even kill themselves or their child. His words were kind and constructive so I did not feel defensive. We had a quick back and forth discussion and I admitted my mistake.
I realized then that it's true. I was judgmental. I'm sure there are so many other bad judgments about the mother in social media too. Nobody dared to ask why. People are too quick to judge. We know little yet we do not seek to understand more. I am talking here not just about that mother but anything that comes to judging people. We tend to be self-righteous thinking we will never do what the other did.. but who knows? From time to time, we do make mistakes yet they do not always appear to be awesome learning opportunities.
I like this article from a friend about Missed Takes. Read.