Isn't judging just human nature? What do YOU think? The below quotes resonate so deeply in me.
"You shouldn't be ashamed of judging people, it is both normal, necessary, and useful provided that they are appropriate. I judge people all of the time. I'm judging you now. I am determining who is good or bad, intelligent, possessing of good taste, attractive, interesting, social pariah, etc. I think it important, though, to readjust judgment according to new information. And you're judging me now too." - Keresth D'Araciel
"We all judge. Those that say they don't are full of $%^#. They may accept someone that others don't but they still judged to make that acceptance. People who claim not to be judgmental are lying to everyone especially themselves. I judge where everyone judges from. It stems from my own moral compass, past experience, prejudices, facts or lack thereof, the society I live in, the law, and yes emotion." - Stephen Smith
I've also quoted Walt Whitman before as well: "Be curious, not judgmental."
I believe in ALL of these powerful words! Why do so many judgmental people equate judging with something negative, derogatory, immoral or wrong? Hell, I judge myself all the time. Perhaps some of us perceive the word in different ways?
I can see where in some cases curiosity trumps judgement whereas in other situations judgement is perfectly normal and natural even though we may not be conscious that we're doing it; we are, in my opinion. Naturally, we don't enjoy being judged, but we have no problem doing it ourselves: See Hypocrisy.
Like Stephen Smith implied, I just think some people are full of themselves and need a platform to be self-congratulatory while smugly looking down on others preaching of being non-judgmental all the while being well, ....judgmental.
Humility > self-righteousness.
We cannot please everyone. Not everyone can possibly like us. I cannot like everyone, and if I don't like you, I probably judged you negatively by your actions that rubbed me the wrong way or how you articulated yourself. And if I like you, I judged you positively due to your behavior toward others and myself. I think we all are similarly hard-wired. If not, we wouldn't be alive, I'd think.
Some people judge over super-duper ridiculous things such as the kind of music you listen to. They're not being as judgmental as they are being superficial and anti-social.
I think that everyone passes judgement. I judge myself everyday. People judge me everyday. I judge people everyday.. by the way they talk, the way they act. But as much as we want to judge people by their behavior and actions, most of the time, we allow appearances to cloud our judgment. Sometimes, we can't help but belittle others as inferior.
Having this right to judge, one still needs decorum and manners. I can't just walk to the person and say "Your outfit sucks!". Yeah, so I'm judging him to be one with very poor fashion sense. It's uncool and superficial but hey, at least I'm not being a hypocrite about it. I just try to be mature about it and tell him without really hurting his feelings or making him feel inferior... or better yet, I don't talk at all.
You're judging me right now, aren't you? Oh, gosh.
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