… with empathy, with acceptance. The next time you find yourself judging someone, try this exercise: In your imagination, make up a plausible explanation as to why a person may be this way. The possible scenarios are endless, and they may not be anywhere close to the truth, but the amazing…
I'm reminded of living (and driving) in Los Angeles. It seems like there's no mercy on those streets and freeways. A friend gave me some advice: "Everyone's trying to get there, just like you."
Applying that advice confirmed the same point you're making here - we make up stories in our heads about motives, and "fill in the blanks," and that's what creates a lot of separation from other folks.
I'll never forget the day I used too much cologne - much by accident!