Dear Merrie D. Anne, why are people sometimes too judgmental?


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“Dear Merrie D. Anne, why are people sometimes too judgmental?” – Sincerely, tired of being judged.


Dear tired of being judged,

People will always judge you. Sometimes people are judgmental because they are insecure and need to bring down others so they feel better about themselves. Sometimes people judge others because they want to fit in, or don’t understand.

The best way to deal with this is to realize that the only person whose opinion of you matters is your own. The people who are judging you are dealing with their own insecurities. If you are being bullied, tell an adult in the school you trust to help you.

You probably won’t see anyone you have classes with now after you graduate, so don’t take everything so seriously. Stop caring about what other people think of you and just be yourself. You are great how you are.