Unfortunately, we human beings have the tendency to judge and gossip about others. It’s not an attractive quality, but we all do it.
We may even sometimes go overboard, and tell our partners and friends to adopt our ways of thinking — like this nasty husband who wanted his wife to know that he was the “man of the house.”
In the story below, one wife makes a habit out of complaining about her neighbors and aggressively criticizing their choices.
But as she quickly learns, life is often all about perspective — and that before judging others, we should probably judge ourselves first…
This brilliant story gives a whole new meaning to the old expression, “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones!”
What do you think about this woman’s important life lesson? Have you ever been humbled like she was?
Scroll further to read the full story, and let us know in the comments below what you think of the story’s moral!
A middle-aged couple moves into a new neighborhood.
One morning, while they eat breakfast together, the wife sees her neighbor hanging her cleaned laundry on a line outside.
“That laundry is not very clean at all! She doesn’t know how to wash properly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap,” she said.
Her husband continues to read the paper, keeping silent.
For the following weeks, the wife makes the same remarks every time her neighbor comes out to hang her laundry.
One month later, the wife is surprised to see that her neighbor has finally hung up laundry that looked clean.
“Look, she’s finally learned to wash correctly. Who taught her to do this, I wonder?” she said to her husband.
Without missing a beat, the husband replied, “I got up early and cleaned our windows.”
And so it is with life — what we see and how we judge when watching others from afar depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
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