"Don't judge me" is heard all around the world these days, and rightfully so!
But I'd like to propose a different perspective:
Judgment isn't broken.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of the word "judgment" is:
"The act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought."
I argue that today, more than ever, we need to employ careful thought. We need to form opinions and not follow the rhetoric of the herd!
Judgment is what allows us to choose a favorite restaurant, charitable organization or medical professional. Forming an opinion means that we've weighed the options, considered both sides, and decided for ourselves what resonates with our soul.
It's not judgment that needs to be fixed. What's broken is TOLERANCE.
Tolerance is "the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own."
I'm not going to lie, being an opinionated Aries I struggle with tolerance at times, too...but the realization that I don't have to stop forming judgments but simply need to employ tolerance has literally changed my life...overnight.
We don't need to change our belief system after forming a judgment. We don't need to admonish ourselves over judgments.
We simply need to be tolerant of others who don't share our judgments. Without hostility, fear, anger or bias.
Learn to accept that not everyone shares your judgments.
THAT is the key to bringing peace to our world. Try it, just for today. Just for today, be willing to accept the feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. That doesn't mean you can't discuss and debate. It simply means respecting others despite your differing opinions and giving them space to BE.
Your world will become a better place for it. Trust me, I've seen the magic that tolerance carries!
Live in love,
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