Many of us treat people according to their race, religion, societal status, or beliefs. Most often than not, people who aren’t exactly how society wants them to be are looked down on and sometimes are demonized.
In this sense, demons basically surround us every day, not the biblical representation of demons but those that dwell within us. When we think that demons are those who we cast stones at, it’s our inner demon in the works.
When we judge people who cannot cope up with the society’s standards, its effect on a person’s self-image and overall mental health can be damaging. When we judge people this way, we alienate them and make them feel that the world is against them.
The unspoken truth is, we are the demons that we fear. By looking down on others who can’t keep up with society’s definition of normal or acceptable, we become an oppressor. One moment you’re just lashing at someone for their mistake, indifference, or for simply being not normal. The next thing you know, you’re already pushing these people to the wall.
What we should instead is to fight the demon within us, and offer a helping hand to people who are often misjudged or misunderstood. We should strive to be the first ones to share blessings and understanding. In turn, this will grant us mental peace, and probably get the same kindness in return.
By helping people who we see as different instead of spewing hatred, we contribute to building a better society. Not only will it let us see what it’s like to be in their shoes, it will also promote empathy and compassion in the community.
Let’s make our society a safe space that’s free from judgment and hatred, it starts by taming our inner demons.
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