We often hear that being judgmental is not good and some of us don’t even understand the reason why.
We are taught how to differentiate the good from the bad by our parents at home, which is a form of judgment. We are taught how to analyze materials by our teachers in school, which is a form of judgment. We are taught how to evaluate candidates, projects and various options at work, which is a form of judgment. So what does it mean that being judgmental is bad?
I totally get it. It is difficult to reconcile what is written in books with what is encouraged to do in reality, at times.
Recently, I have watched a few YouTube confession videos, through which I was able to understand, profoundly, a simple reason why we should refrain ourselves from being judgmental towards others, who are perceived to be different, as much as possible, because…judgment can be brutally hurtful.
Judgment can break one’s heart. Judgment can split a family apart. Judgment can increase one’s self-hatred. Worst of all, judgment can push one to end his or her own life.
If you have ever been the victim of others’ judgments, you will understand that being at receiving end of judgments is like being buried alive by layers of dirt soil. Suffocation is the foreseeable outcome that awaits you just around the corner. Although we value the ability to make sound judgment; however, we should do our best to prevent ourselves from becoming judgmental.