The words ‘That’s racy’ pops in to our minds as soon as we hear some juicy gossip about our co-workers/friends. Our mind is trained such, that it leaves traces of curiosity and excitement even after the discussion has ceased. It’s in human nature; we do like to judge those who are close to us, or anyone for that matter.
The emotions that arise from forming an opinion depends on how we feel about that particular person. Jealousy, sadness, frustrated and (sometimes) joyfulness are all common reactions. The next thing our mind does is to comprehend if one needs to react at all to the new tidbits that have come to light.
“Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.” – Aristotle
I am not going to stop judging anytime soon, but I sure will try to reduce letting my emotions get the better of me. Who knows, in time, you and I both will have come a long way from this moment.
I will leave you guys with this amazing song by Sara Bareilles: