A quick Google search on the topic why people judge others yielded many well-known writers and people indicating the same concept, “When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself”. This seems to come from our insecurity and ego of wanting to place ourselves above others by pulling them down. Isn’t it hard to build trust with another person if they feel judged by you or you feel judged by them?
Sure there are times that we genuinely want others to improve. So how do we do it without judging? Isn’t it all about our motives? Judging tears another person down. On the other hand, if we first self examine ourselves and take on the cloak of humility, our desire to reach out to another person will take on the nature of simply wanting the very best for them. It is much more gentle and constructive, isn’t it?
If you believe in the truth of the Bible, we’re given these instructions… "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
As Rick Warren says, “Pride destroys and humility builds up”. Doesn’t it make sense that when we approach life without judgment and live with humility that we will experience much more peace and joy in our lives? And the people that we interact with will also.
LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN OTHERS!