Our Judgmental Brains

It is amazing to witness how we change out of a sudden when we find out that the people in front of us are into something we think are great, when we find out that they are in positions considered high in this society, when we notice how beautiful or handsome they are, and when we discover where they live, how rich they are and how professional looking they are. We give them too much honor and respect as soon as we find out who they are. We then give our most kind smiles and pretend as much as we can to be in our best. As we change how we act in front of them, we also change who we are. But for us it doesn’t matter as long as we feel good and look good in front of them.

How drastic we change in front of these people we respect is the same drastic way we change every time we meet people who we consider worthless, gangster, criminal, and including all the names we call them. We drastically judge them the way they look, dress and act. As soon as we notice the dress they wear, the status of their living and the place they live, we treat them as if they don’t exist and that they don’t matter. It’s surprising how our behavior change, how we put labels, and how different our treatments are depending on who is in front of us as if our status in this society define who we are.

Najmah is a Clinical Nutritionist, Med student and Writer. She is the founder of The Muslim Bricks. You can also find her blogging on her blog, By Najmah, where she writes about wellness, personal excellence, and her journey to white coat.

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