Question 1355

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23 Responses to “Question 1355”

  1. L:

    There great thing is, I don’t even know.

  2. kk:

    Last night, a person on a fb group asking for help finding low income dental work. She said she had badly damaged her teeth because of a meth addiction and she couldn’t find a decent job because of her teeth. she also said she is on Medi-Cal. My first thought wasn’t that I felt I was better than her but thought of all the taxes I pay to others can mediCal.

  3. P:

    Even though compassion and equanimity are incredibly important to me, I find myself constantly judging people, places, things, situations… and myself

  4. Mazl:

    a moment ago – good and bad judgements – of just about everything, but the most obvious are people, but I am very happy to be wrong and then change my mind. I try not to be judgemental but it is not always a negative tool is it? It can be equally positive. Hard to accept everything without making some form of ‘value’ judgement. excellent question, really challenged me ….

  5. Eljai:

    Probably some comment on the internet. lol. When you say judge, are you implying judging harshly? Because I judge things and people all the time and it’s not usually negative.

  6. Natalie:

    Mat. 7:1 says “Judge not lest ye be judged.” Not getting caught up in the archaic language I spent time focusing on the word judge. At the time I felt I was too judgmental in my life. I started to search for and answer to what does it mean to judge – and then came my answer. Yes we must judge all things because we have to come to conclusions based on what we know, hear see, etc.

    However in judging we can become judgmental and this requires a critical, disdaining, often condemning spirit. It is always negative in nature and reduces you to a state of less than grace and kindness towards others. It is our natural inclination and bent to be negative first and positive, maybe, after the fact. I have found that it take consistent work and attention to the heart and thoughts to eradicate a state of judgment towards others because our nature is to be negative and naturally assign negative intents to others and their actions.

    It is the enlightened person or the child who is not yet jaded from adults that rises to a non-judgmental state yet can accurately judge.

  7. Brigitte:

    I don’t make judgments anymore, but I do have opinions!

  8. Devi:

    I don’t think we can ever escape from judgement – either doing it or being on the recieving end.

    The thing is to be aware of your judgements and willing to change them in an instant so you don’t squeeze the other person into a box that does not turn out to fit.

  9. mins:

    “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” 

  10. CWJr.:

    It’s strange because just about every religion and or special interest group that promotes well being strongly suggests that we don’t. Unfortunately, it is our natural response to be inquisitive and judgemental. Our Primal instincts to be exact. I don’t know how not to do so (in some way) unless I lived in a cave.

  11. CWJr.:

    Mins I like what you said. I just don’t know how to do that. I tried to project myself onto people so that I can respect them firstly as human beings. I’m lost.

  12. Geoff:

    I do it every day on the road and at work

  13. probably more recently than i realise… and what’s worse, often just for something to say

  14. GD:

    I’m sure I don’t get through a day without judging someone. Maybe several someones! In some cases, it’s part of the job. Most times not I’m sure. It’s important to be aware of those events and try to improve from there.

  15. Woody:

    A lot more than I like to admit but I always try to do better.

  16. Teresa:

    Far too often… but I’m working on it

  17. Cindy:

    News stories daily

  18. Jen:

    Last night at a high school football game the mom sitting right behind me seemed to be treating her children unfairly. Making them leave the game because they were “fussing” about needing to use the restroom.

  19. Emily:

    I probably do it daily, really bad habit of mine. If i see someone in public dressed oddly or acting strangely, or on facebook, assuming someone is conceited.

  20. BubblesQ:

    I judge people that I dont know — every day. It`s like a default setting. It`s just a matter of how I react on my judgment and how I correct it.

  21. Blue:

    Yesterday

  22. Unbelievaburgers:

    At the arraignment

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