Why are People so Judgmental?
Radio Talk, August 30, 2014
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer
“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” –Hermann Hesse, in Siddhartha
“We are all hypocrites. We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.” –José Emilio Pacheco, in Battles in the Desert and Other Stories
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” –Matthew 7:1-2
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” –John 8:7
“Whenever we act as judge between people, we make them hate each other even more and one side ends up hating us, too.” –Izzy Kalman
“Before You Judge me, make sure that You are Perfect.”
Judging is a precarious business. Traditional psychology and most religious and ethical systems advise us not to judge our fellow human beings. Judging other people makes it difficult to understand and help them.