Have you ever known someone who seemed to delight in making fun of or mocking other people? They mock the way they talk, laugh at the way they walk, criticize the way they dress, and so on.
Fun people to be around, right?!
Here’s the thing, if you aren’t careful, they’ll rub off on you and you’ll soon be the sort of person who mocks and constantly makes fun of people too.
The remedy? Think of someone you’ve watched, first hand, making fun of another person. Maybe they were mocking their laugh or demonstrating how they walk.
How attractive did it make them? Who came off looking worse, the ridiculer or the ridiculed? Unless overgrown 5 year olds float your boat, you never want to look that ugly.
Make no mistake about it – no one is at her or his best when they’re knocking others down or around. However, everyone is at their most attractive when they’re kind, considerate and respectful.
You’re only as attractive as your actions.
I think this is right on. I definitely prefer to surround myself with nice, happy, secure people. When I see someone make fun of someone else, they are really just showing off their own insecurities. My rule of thumb is to never say something you wouldn’t say to someone’s face. I try not to even *think* mocking or rude thoughts about someone, but I’m still working on that.
I love your suggestion about “not even thinking rude thoughts.” Since everything originates in the mind, this is the IDEAL way to make sure one stays on the right path! Thanks for the brilliant reminder. – Joi