Today’s rant: Would you want to do “it” if you could?

I had a friend say the other day they have been trying to go through just 24 hours without making a judgment. He said he had not been successful. I told him he had to define judgment… before he could have success at it and maybe that not making a judgment over the course of a day is not truly doable.

That got me to thinking is it doable and if it is, do I want to do it? I looked up the definition of judgment and found—the ability to make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely. Since the word opinion is in the judgment definition I looked it up too— a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. Curious, with the above as a framework, why does common usage define judgment as a negative?

I suppose, if others are of the mindset that judgment and opinion must be negative to discuss, then one just has to come to terms with the fact that it is their own insecurities and not whether I or others have shortcomings or not.

Judgment or Opinion — Criticism or Evaluation

I can free myself of the need to be part of negative judgments. Yet, sorry, guys, I know this isn’t “PC” but for me, I’m fine having judgments. I’ll always have an opinion and I’m comfortable with the fact that I don’t want to be judgment free.

I can acknowledge the right for others to behave however one chooses (we won’t go into all the judgments/opinions of legal, safe, sane…) AND know that acknowledgment is not the same as acceptance.

Share your thoughts on can you or even do you want to….