Clod: (n) a stupid person
A novel, noble notion just came to my brain. If I could turn it into a lifestyle choice, I might just transform myself a decent human being.
What if I could tell myself that I will not criticize, condemn, mock or marginalize any other person who is doing something that I have–at least once–done myself?
Can you imagine that?
Can you comprehend how much ammunition I would remove from my “judgment gun?”
For I will tell you for certain: I have been a clod.
I have been a stumbling, bumbling sweaty mess of gelatin, trying desperately to impress, as I proceeded to diminish any confirmation that I had a brain in my head.
I said the wrong thing at the wrong time, and failed to do what was right to the right person.
I have been a clod.
I have been a stranger in a strange land, and that land was “Intelligence.”
I am clumsy–often without excuse, still feeling the need to make one.
If I could just learn that such weakness is much more acceptable if I do not treat others differently than I want to be treated myself.
For you being a clod is no different from me being a clod, which is absolutely the same thing as “clod-dom” everywhere.
Yes, if I would just stop condemning those who have done what I have also done, I would lighten my emotional workload by at least a ton–every single day.