I tend to rub along very nicely indeed with most people. But there's a few that I really don't like. What's more I feel justified in my feelings towards them. After all they're individuals who I see as particularly selfish, self seeking and cruel to others.
So I was really shocked today to hear someone on my 'blacklist' described as wonderfully warm and empathetic. What seemed to make it even worse was that the person describing them in such glowing terms is so gorgeous themselves. They're up there on my opposing list of those I most admire for their compassion and selflessness. I wanted to speak out and put them straight about that bastard! Thankfully I managed to bite my tongue but it was a hard thing to do. After all I'm right aren't I? The wool must be very firmly covering their eyes if they can't see the person for what they are, i.e. from my own perspective.
And so I came to the realisation that I label people in very black and white terms. So I'm not really living on the greyscale at all! Even those I see as inherently evil, for that is what my judgement has assumed them to be, have the capacity for good. I've actually seen 'the bad guy who is the subject of my post today demonstrate incredible generosity. Yet I ignore that sight of them which demostrates their humanity because it doesn't suit me.
Yes, my thinking can be starkly monochrome. I'm glad this has come to my attention for it's a mindset that needs changing. I'm not sure how but noticing that I have a propensity to do this seems like a pretty good start.