Mindstate Motivation Blog

Defining Judgment

In my opinion, people have become entirely too judgmental.  Almost everything you hear or read has a twist of judgment to it.  And, by the way, it’s swift judgment.  There seems to be no weighing of all the facts and then reaching a clear judgment.  No… people want it now…they quickly want the clarity of something as being judged this or that.

The real danger in this judgmentalism, if you will, is the vitriol that seems to come with it.  No matter what the topic or situation people gather in groups of extreme views.  There almost never is a meeting of the minds between these groups because each of them have judged themselves as absolutely right…no ifs, ands, or buts about it!

The obvious example of the aforementioned are the politicians in the U.S. Congress and, frankly, throughout the entire political structure of the country.  And, what is true in the U.S. is just as true in many other societies around the world.

It’s judge or be judged.  The attitude is it’s better to be the one judging than the one being judged.

Oh, is it?  I would contend the attitude of judgmentalism to which I refer is more detrimental to the person doing the judging.  Don’t take my word for it!

Wayne Dyer has a pithy observation in this regard.  “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

By the way, I judge Wayne Dyer as pretty smart.

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