Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Of Setting Standards and Being Liked


"Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him." 
--Albert Einstein--

We live by other people's standards. We are who we are because it is what they want us to be. But more importantly, we live because we have our own standards. People just tend to misinterpret our purpose sometimes and we are automatically bad. We are automatically what they think we're not. 

For no matter how we try to meet their standards, their perception towards us would always define us in their sight. And no matter how we try to act accordingly, there is still no amount of explanation that could justify our good intention.

However, pursuing for manly approval is vain. Everything else is fleeting. The best person we should impress is Jesus Christ. He does not judge us for our physical attributes, He looks at our heart. 

We all want to portray the best possible picture here on Earth, to the people surrounding us. But remember, there is someone up there who has better plans for us. (Jeremiah 29:11)

It is then now not our concern if people do not like us, if we do not meet their standards. The most important thing is that we follow what God tells us to do, we live according to His will, and we abide in Him alone. By this, all good things shall follow. (Matthew 6:33)


15 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if I can be justified with what I'm about to say but..

    that's one reason why we're human. judging is a human nature.

    as for me, no matter how much would I think that "I don't care what people say about me, I honestly do not care at all" but sometimes if it affects so much with all those people I love..I started thinking again..

    I admire how you put God in all of these. (",)

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    1. i agree mai. people have this natural attitude of judging before knowing the person first. life is unfair, but with this unfairness, we are molded and we are defined.

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  2. There are lots of self righteous people, who, most of the times, will abruptly cast judgment to others even if they've just knew a surface of the whole person--first impressionist so to speak, what they see won't pass by their own eyes and suddenly they would hastily conclude. But we shouldn't be fooled by these kind of people or else we'll be living a life that is not our own making. Yes, it is HE, (Jesus Christ) that we should please and no one else. :)

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    1. this is true kuya jay. but the most important thing is that God is pleased with our actions.

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  3. It is that part of human nature which is quite unpleasant and demanding on others. Being judgemental narrows our perspective of others and prohibits us from truly understanding a person. On the other hand, being judged puts invariable amount of pressure on us. We can simply ignore all this, set our own standards and stop being over analytical towards others. It's just a matter of being more open in our thoughts and having confidence in ourselves.

    This is a great post as it makes us think on our actions and lets us know more about your views. Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. truely sui. people have this unpleasant attitude of judging others. this is a human nature but we can try, as much as possible, to know the person first before we cast our judgment. :)

      thank you for the comment sui.

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  4. Just as how "We cannot please everybody" precisely wants to tell us. We know it is unfair to be judged for who we really aren't but it is in the very nature of people to judge. The only thing we can do is pray for them.

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    1. precisely josh. we cannot please everybody because as much as we try to be perfect in their sight, they will always have these reasons to hate us.

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  5. it is natural for people to judge, maybe the best thing to do is IGNORE what's being judged to us negatively... and prove them wrong. we cannot please everybody, just be yourself and do what is best.it's part of life to judge but it's how we handle it. with God's presence, we'll surely live happily.

    :)

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    1. amen jes :) God gives us the best happiness. we'll consider some of other's comments but they just can't dictate what we want for ourselves.

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  6. very good to, as long as we feel that how we live day to day is enough to please Jesus, it means we are doing it right :)

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    1. truly kuya zai. God must be the center of everything :)

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  7. Great post dear! A very important thing to ponder upon! ヅ

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    1. thank you for the comment miss wrey :)))

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  8. thank you for dropping by. may others make a realization out of this post, too :)

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