Why You Should Stop Judging others: John McAvoy

It can be easy to judge other people for negative actions and decisions, but the truth is we can’t know the circumstances that led to them. We are not nearly as in control of our lives as we like to think. People don’t necessarily like to hear that, but we don’t choose the family we are born into, our genes, our personality traits, the influences we are surrounded by while growing up and so on. Where we are is basically a result of a vast web of interconnected occurrences and events over which we have not control. To think we wouldn’t behave as others do if we were in their shoes, with their traits and upbringing, is a massive stretch – and so, I would suggest – the less tightly we can hold on to judgements of other people – the better.

John McAvoy is currently a Nike athlete, however he was previously a high profile armed robber who found redemption through the power of sport. Having broken both British and World records whilst in prison he is now forging a new life as an endurance athlete and speaker who is committed to using his story of rehabilitation to help and inspire others to change their lives for the better

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