Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dear Judgy McJudgerson,

It's true, we all judge.  You seem to feel all people are judgmental, so I wish to note a distinction between appraisal and judgement.  We greet each other and various situations with biological instinct, myriad social and cultural ideas, and personal experience.  We use these to evaluate people and situations.  This period of appraisal helps us decide how we feel, what we think, how we might act.   It is often a short route to judgement.  The opinion is formed, and we carry on accordingly.  Some circumstances require a steady stream of appraisal with thousands of judgements, big and small, filling in it's dimensions.  In the best of times we leave each other a little room.  

Figure it out,
The D.L.


1 comment:

yesplease said...

judge this...appraise it: i miss ya...what's the lovequotient on your day?