Judging others

If we want to be accepted and respected as an esteemed individual, we need  to give other people the same respect.  When we judge others for the way they dress or speak or act, we are showing  disrespect to them and to their right to be themselves.  

We don’t walk in their shoes and we don’t endure their trials, and they may be more victorious in their efforts to survive in a financially stressful situation than some of us are in our expensive clothes and fancy cars.

So, as a guideline to our own self-esteem and spiritual awareness, we should uplift one another, show each other respect and not judge anyone for being different. For if we do, it will surely come back at a time when we least expect it and prove us wrong.

4 thoughts on “Judging others

  1. So, let me see if I understand you correctly. To judge someone for the way they speak, dress or act is bad, right? So then why are you judging people for they way they act, that is that they are judging others? Does this principle not apply to you? Maybe the issue is not whether one judges, but rather by what standard. Otherwise, who is to say there is any real difference between Hitler and Mother Theresa. Do you really want to go there? You go on to say “… you SHOULD (emphasis mine) uplift…, etc.” This is a moral statement which implies a moral judgment. How do you know when someone is doing these things, unless you judge them?

    • I think you are misunderstanding what is being said here. I’m simply observing a behaviour that we have all fallen in to at some time, and I’m suggesting that we all be careful not to do it because it is disrespectful to those who we criticize. We don’t have the right to impose our standards on someone else, but we do have an ethic obligation to respect people for who they are and not critize them because they are different than us.

      For clarity, I have changed the reference in the excerpt of ‘you’ to ‘we’.

  2. Daniel, thank you for taking the time to read this. It’s obviously a point of concern to you or you would not be challenging the issue again. I have deleted your comment because I feel it is the basis for an argument for which I am not going to engage in. You have your opinion so leave it there. Have a good day.

  3. Ronnie,
    I think you have said this well. I think Respect is something people have to personally earn on one hand, but I also believe humankind should receive a basic respect for their life. The respect of life should guide us to treat all people with dignity. I like what you said.

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