Playing the judge and jury game goes on in this life, and in our reality no matter whom we may assume we are, who we think we may be, or whatever we become. Judging others isn't an advisable thing to do, but some folks never learn. (What's your thoughts on the matter, feel free to answer this question in the format of a hub, but please do use the answer section here to do so.)
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Are you sure that "an opinion is not a judgement because it is based on someone's personal feelings about something"? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "opinion" as "a view, JUDGMENT, or APPRAISAL formed in the mind about a particular matter".
That was my opinion based on my personal feelings on the matter. Are you saying that my opinion is a judgement instead?
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ― Harlan Ellison
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde
I feel what your saying Brave, yup I been prejudged many times and it is quite frustrating indeed. Thanks for supplying a truthful answer and a good one at that.
Truth is we judge all the time. I think the only problem is that we sometimes judge, based on our emotions, not on facts. Brave, I believe the blogger infuriated you, not because he/she judged, but because you disagree with his conclusion, right?
I beg to disagree with your last 2 sentences. I think other people also judge you for the same reasons that you judge others. Nevertheless, to the extent that you are referring to gossipers who judge you for no reason, I agree totally with you.
I am a woman and have seen judgmental types since I was a child. My last 2 sentences refer to my life experience with gossipers and "haters" as well as hearing others personal experiences with them which I thought went without saying.
I agree with you on all fronts Express10, great answer here and i will add it to my Youtube series I got started for these Q&A's I'm participating in here on Hubpages. Plus I'll be adding a link back to your location for crediting your answer. Ni
I'm not sure if that can be considered a good example of placing judgement on others WalterPoon. We do have the right to decide who we should vote for I agree, but is that placing judgement? I do understand though what you mean with your answer.
CloudExplorer... so can you give a good example of placing judgement on others? I am not an American citizen... supposing I say: "Obama is not a good president because of blah, blah, blah." Is that considered wrong?
I don't think it is an outdated instinct. Without the ability to judge others, we may take a thief for a friend or regret confiding with the wrong people. I don't see why there is so much hangups about being judgemental, as long as we are fair.
Haha yes, I was careful to make sure I placed the word 'fairly' in front of 'outdated'. There are situations in our day to day life where our judgements save us from serious injury or loss, but in terms of social situations they're not as important.
I agree with your answer and it's definitely a well thought out good one indeed. Thanks John, for sharing your thought on this very question. Human nature is no joke! and we do tend to sway in many directions at times, and placing judgement is one.
Not sure if an opinion is a judgement Dashingscorpio, but I get what your getting at though. We make up our own mind on things. Your right about that, but placing judgement can and has produced some excruciatingly harsh results when directed by some.
CloudExplorer, opinion is based on judgment, no? Some people feel and express their opinion. I need hard facts before I can conclude. But of course, if I say I prefer beef to mutton, that's not based on facts but based on my tongue.
CloudExplorer, I believe if you look up synonyms for the word "opinion" you will find words such as (view, estimation, and "judgment") When someone observes another or (sizes them up) and forms their opinion about them they're judging them. :-)
You come out of a bank with $10,000 in cash.... someone is tailing you. Don't judge him, right? Because profiling is wrong. Just believe that he may be better off than you, right? How about AFTER he robs you? Are you allowed to judge now?
I can't get your point... you mean murder, corruption, and robbery is neither right nor wrong? I agree that some cases are borderline and it's hard to judge, but there are obvious cases of black and white.
We only deem murder, corruption and robbery wrong to protect ourselves and those around us. We do not judge the lion who kills an antelope.
I must agree with Walterpoon, there are definite exceptions to the rule, where certain things in this life are definitively wrong, and others are seen as right. Relativistic view is involved for sure, but yup I agree with him. Nice try though Vikas.
I think the deeds which are wrong as WalterPoon mentioned "murder, corruption, and robbery" no need to judge, these are universally wrong. I am talking about the deeds which needs to judge and can be right or wrong.
Vikas Gulati, I agree with you only to the extent that the act has already been judged as murder, corruption, and robbery. What looks like murder can be manslaughter or suicide, right? ... in which case, you still have to judge.
Yep, sure does, as does - judge not, lest you be judged also, and found wanting, or words to that effect. Matthew, I think?
I agree with you JThompson, and I also agree with that of the Bibles teachings even though I'm a spiritual dude, and only follow nature and Gods laws he lays down for it all.
many people dont understand that disagreeing with them or pointing out error in what they say or do is not judging them, only their actions, but to those people everthing negative is taken as a personal attack.