It may be offensive to “pronounce” a personal judgement. If we do not verbally pronounce judgement – does that make it right?
Is it wrong to be judgemental? Is my expression more hurtful or my silence?
For the sake of accepting a social norm of ‘not’ being judgemental, I keep my silence. I announce the verdict in my court, pass the sentence, and rest my case.
I even announce myself guilty of being judgemental. That is one sentence that is a partner in crime – for every sentence that is passed in my court.
Being pounded through films, never-ending television series, propaganda and of course our good old newspapers that are still around in print about the virtues of being non-judgemental, I automatically sentence myself guilty with every sentence that I pass. I live by a code that is foreign to me.
What would we be if we don’t judge? Would we still retain the ability to evaluate things in life – which we often need to – in order to live a relatively happy life? In the mundane evaluation of a stereo system to the serious one of choosing a life partner. Isn’t evaluation a process that results in some form of a judgement?
How were we nice before the term politically correct came about?