Two friends visited an art museum. Observing a painting, they began arguing very loudly. The curator was notified of the disturbance. He approached to find out what the issue was.
The first gentleman replied, “My friend over here tells me that he sees no reason for this painting to be priceless. He says that his nine-year-old son makes more accurate paintings!”
The friend confirmed that indeed, he felt the art hanging before them was beyond overrated.
The curator turned to the friend and replied, “Sir, the paintings that hang on the walls of our museum aren’t here to seek out your approval. They are here to see if you can appreciate fine art!”
You see, some of us have a tendency of judging everyone and everything we see. We consider ourselves the ultimate judge of what is and isn’t worthy. What we must realize is that every time we judge, it is ourselves whom we are truly judging. Are we capable of seeing the beauty in others or can we only stand in the ugliness of judgement?