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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Be the person who accepts and doesn't judge.

To our class, this will look like....

  • When someone makes a mistake, we don't change our whole perception of that person. 
  • When we don't judge people by their past. 
  • We don't try to change people's beliefs or personality. 
  • We don't stereotype, but accept people as they are. 
  • It looks like a handshake or a hug to someone who may not commonly receive one. 

23 comments:

  1. this weekend i was talking to my 21 year old cousin and she was telling me about her new boyfriend who is 19. it seemed different to me that she was dating someone younger because she normally dates guys her age or older, she was very happy as she talked about him and the age difference did not matter to me. i was just happy to see her happy and that was the only thing important to me.

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  2. In third period i met a really nice guy and we started talking. He ended up telling me everything he's been through. I listened to him and instead of judging him on his past i accepted it and realized despite everything he's done he's a really good person.

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  3. yesterday during nutrition i saw a gay couple hugging and kissing, i had never seen an open gay couple at school. i do not know them so i did not judge them, they seemed happy with each other and that is what mattered.

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  4. This one kid i sit next to during art class was saying some inappropriate things and i didn't judge i just accepted it and still talked to him.

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  5. I have a friend thats very permiscuous, and i don't judge her i except her the way she is.

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  6. today in one of my classes a friend confided a secret to me about a mistake he had made and I did not judge him instead i listened and understood why he did what he did.

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  7. I am a member of the GSA club (Gay-Straight Alliance)and I have connected with people in that club. They are a great group where acceptance is the main point. This reflects the person I am and I hope that one day people will tolerate personal orientations like I do.

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  8. I was talking to my friend and he was telling me how he made some mistakes and I didn't judge him , I except him the way he is.

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  9. Every day I go to school, and see all the different styles of clothing and appearances. I don’t judge anybody I think everybody has something unique to show around. Nobody is better than anyone else. We are all human beings and all created equal. I go out each day doing my own thing and presenting to everyone what I do. I don’t expect to not be judged but I would love not being judged. Many other kids are doing the same thing with their own style. No one has the right to judge. We cannot judge anyone by their past or what they believe in.

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  10. my friend recently told me about the situation he is in and the choices he has made and instead of judging him and looking at him in a different way I told him to look at the positive things that will come out of this situation and to not keep his head down and i gave him a bro hug.
    - Joe Rodriguez

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  11. I have a friend who has stuck with me through a lot of irrelevant high school drama the past two years. I did not have the perfect reputation and I don't have the perfect reputation now. Although, my friend has a reputation that is not respected well; my friend is known to "get around." The day I met her I have heard stories about her, but two years running and I stand by her side every day, defending her from the harsh, despicable insults that my peers make about her. I understand that my friend's attitude is not the best and she doesn't try her best to get along well with others, but she is a human with feelings underneath the hardcore image. When we accept someone and do not judge, others see us as if we are shinning in a bright light with open welcoming arms, and we are exposed to a more diverse community of people. When this happens, you begin to realize and notice the differences between people and understand that those differences are what make someone an individual. Every day I talk to my friend, regardless of her past and disrespected reputation, and make her feel better by reminding her of what makes me enjoy being around her- her individuality. Everyone has it (individuality) so accept them and don't judge them, because the second you do, you will be blinded by judgement when an amazing individual may be right before your eyes.

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  12. In my confirmation class, i chose to be partners with a girl who looked troubled instead of with my friends. When i sat next to her, she had th ebiggest smile on her face. She broke out explaining why she was so upset and i did not judge her. I chose to help her and she smiled on through the rest of the night.

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  13. my friend told me of the problems at home hes having instead of being little ol me i listened and gave him a different perspective to look at it

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  14. On Twitter my friend had been posting up some pretty sad tweets and so I sent him a direct message asking if he was okay. He told me what was wrong and what he did and I just listened; I did not a judge him, and I do not think differently of him. I am happy he was able to open up to me so quickly and he told me that he feels much better.

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  15. One of my friends was worried that she was going to be tested and they were going to tell her bad news. I told her that si will always be here for her and i will always help.

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  16. A couple days ago my friend and I went to Starbucks for a quick coffee run. I don't remember how we got on the subject but we started to talk about drug and alcohol abuse. She then told me all the bad drugs she had done in her PAST. She said she's never told anyone that before... Her and I are now closer than ever.
    -Kasey Cook

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  17. I don't know if this counts but here goes. I have had different varies of friends over these years in school. They are all unique in diferent ways. When others judged them , i never did. If they wanted to, we talked and became friends. When i heard their expericences about being judged because they were unique and they were either bullied or shunned out by friends or even their own families. It made me sad parents would kick their daughter out onto the street for being homosexual, just because it was aginst their religious beliefs :(. After listening to these experiences, i've gained an amount of respect for people who stay true to themselves, no matter who turns their backs on them.

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  18. A few days ago my friend was telling me what was going on in her life and some things she had done, instead of jumping to conclusion and judging I listened to what she had to say.
    -Shelby S.

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  19. A few days ago my friend and I were talkin about our friendship in the past and how we had slowly drifted appart and she opened up and told me what had happened to her during the time that we didn't really talk as much. Instead of judging her I helped her and advised her on what she should do if this situation ever occurred again, we are closer now than we ever were before

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  20. Yesturday, one of my friend came up to me and asked for help about her and her boyfriend because she is not sure if she is pregnant. Like, i was not going to judge her just because she think she is. Like even though she might me, i think having a baby is the most wonderfulest thing that can ever happen to a girl. So, the best thing i can do is make her feel like if i was there for her.

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  21. in wrestling practice we got this new kid and evryone judge him because they thought he was "special" but he wasnt because i talked to him and he is a really cool guy and a good athlete and he had just moved up here from San Diego.

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  22. at homecoming last weekend, there was this girl that was standing by herself the whole time and didn't dance with anyone. my girlfriend and i saw this, and felt bad for her. so we went up to her and started talking to her. she eventually felt better and started dancing.

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  23. A friend that has become a close friend of mine, was scared to tell me of his sexual orientation. When he did have the courage to tell me, I completely accepted him. My view on him was no different. I understood. It's made him who he was, and he was a great and loving person that cared for everyone around him.

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