The Art of Understanding

Veer Kohli
2 min readMay 11, 2020

Your judgment comes from what you believe is right
What if the person who taught you what’s right was wrong all the while?

Photo by Lisa Fotios

You judge my moments and build an image of me
believing that’s who I must be
But you forget you haven’t been around me all my birth years
so how would you know who I am

When you get judged for your moments, the first you do is give a backstory
Why not do the same when looking at my journey?

Your judgment comes from what you believe is right
What if the person who taught you what’s right was wrong all the while?

What is a judgement? A thought in your brain that stuck and gave you confidence?

I believe what you say, second-guessing my self
Forgetting you haven’t been around all my birth years

I don’t know who I am
Neither do you

It is easy to judge, be understanding! As a daily practice, before going to bed I always reflect to see how many situations and people did I judge. It helps you see that it’s a reflex more than a response. Because it is a reflex, don’t be hard on yourself. Count the number of judgements you made on people and situations without understanding, and work towards reducing one every week.

Before you know it, you would’ve shifted from reacting to responding to a situation. You will also notice that your peers will start giving your opinion more weightage.

Be Understanding! The world is too cruel anyway

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Veer Kohli

A journey of finding yourself through yourself- random thoughts, wise choices and daily experiences