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Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover: How Can You be Mindful of Judgmental Tendencies?

I am sure you have heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” We know it’s a metaphor for not making prejudgments about others or situations, until we have more information (i.e., read the book first). However, it takes being mindful to control our tendency to pass judgement. In fact, our brains are wired to discriminate and make judgement as a survival mechanism. For example, a child may avoid eating vegetables because its green. You may avoid engaging with a person because he looks “scary.” The veggie might be delicious. The person you encountered might be the most gentle, loving person you could ever meet. But, until you know for certain, you might pass judgement.

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