You’re Being Judgmental!

The most vapid epithet I know is: “You’re being too judgmental!”

We make judgments every day, about how to work with others, if we’ve been treated correctly, how to raise our children, what to do in crises.

We praise people with “good judgment” and malign those with “poor judgment.”

If you don’t agree with me, fine, it doesn’t affect my self-worth, but charging someone with being judgmental is like charging them with thinking. The point of being sentient creatures is to exercise judgment.

That’s why we call those folks in the black robes “judges” and it’s why we hire and marry people (one would hope) with good judgment.

Of course, this is only my judgment….

© Alan Weiss 2017


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