Why our Need to Judge Others?

8691669725_ceb2e811f0_cHave you ever wondered why we have the spirit of judgement within us? Especially considering that, we know that we shouldn’t be judging others. The spirit of judgement has been given to us so that we notice the difference between others and ourselves. The reality is that it should not be called the spirit of judgement, but we often understand it as the spirit of judgment. So why were we given this as part of who we are?

Our main purpose in life is to make a difference in the lives of others. If we were unable to see a difference how would we know what the other person needs from us? If they were the same as us we would simply treat them like us and we would never see their needs. It’s only when people are different that we notice the difference and when we are able to assess what their needs may be.

Most of the time what the other person is needing is just a smile, a non-judgemental thought or a simple ‘Hello’. Yes showing people that we accept them for who they are is a challenge but it will make a difference in their lives. Remember that often they have chosen to dress differently and behave differently so that they will get noticed. Simply by honouring the person with a non-judgmental thought is enough to change the way they think about the world. More often than not have come to expect judgement from others and in effect they have pre-judged you. Simply prove them wrong by accepting them as they are and having non-judgemental thoughts for them. Be friendly and you will ultimately make a difference in the lives of others.

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About RichSimmondsZA

Retired but still Disruptive
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1 Response to Why our Need to Judge Others?

  1. Nandi says:

    Very interesting read. .
    As a person who get judged a lot it made me think about my future reactions.


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