Why do we judge!”?
I would think that we do so, because we are what we are; judgmental in nature because we are human. Make sense?
No? Well, that may be so, but there are probably good reasons why we are so. And really, that’s the way it is, so live with it. If we say we do not judge, think again, do you, do we? Probably yes, in some way, sometime, somewhere.
Being judgmental tends to make us too quick to judge and very critical of another person or thing and somewhat makes us a judgmental prig. That, by the way, means one who offends or irritates by observance of properties (as of speech or manners) in a pointed manner or to an obnoxious degree.
I would not like to be considered priggish, but If I am, so be it. I really do not think so, but I do not like the thought of being that way.
Anyway, most of us judge others; period!
Now that this is said, I again, ask WHY DO WE JUDGE!????
I would think that the way we measure ourselves, is how we measure others, and therefore assume how others measure you too. REALLY?
Let us say that we have standards in life! First off, what is a standard that we use? I would believe it is by our authority that we use as a basis of comparison in life. Therefore, it is something we can use as a basis of judgement such as morals, habits, ethics, or anything considered an approved model to compare. Close enough.
IF we use a yardstick for ourselves, we also use it to judge the rest of the world, good or bad or indifferent.
Let me talk about religion. I recently was reflecting on how religion plays a rule in life for some people. If someone thinks that value comes from their faith in a higher power, then they will view others by THEIR faith (or lack of faith) in a higher power. This is not fair to the others, because WHO says we are right or our religion is correct or not correct? We need not judge when it comes to religion; period!
Someone told me that it is OK to judge those that did something bad, and that is why we have police, courts, judges, and jails. I believe when someone goes outside the accepted norm of life and breaks the law, for instance, then there are rules that are in place to prosecute those offenders. If I am on a jury, then I will judge the offender once all the facts by the prosecutor and defender of the accused are presented. Wow, I have become a judgmental person, I guess.
There are many instances where we can say that judging is NOT wrong! There are many ways to show how we measure ourselves against others, and I will leave with this thought.
Judge not, lest ye be judged!