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2 replies, 3 voices Last updated by Samriti Sharma 2 years ago
  • Shreya Shukla
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    No, I don’t think so!
    First of all, being judgemental about a person is not right or justifiable in any manner. A judgemental person is someone who judges or make assumptions based on what he/she sees in an instant, irrespective of thinking that what might be the reason for the person’s action.
    People judge others and don’t have realisation. The worst part of this kind of mentality is these people start passing their incorrect understandings to others and because of this people in society become opinionated about one. In our lives, we face many situations and every situation has its own solution. The solution may be different for different individuals as it relies on the fact that every individual has his or her way of dealing with problems. So how is it justifiable for us to judge them?
    Usually, the case is people are lack of information about whatever they are witnessing and hence they cook up stories and believe in them. Being judged is a terrible feeling so before judging someone we should put ourselves in their shoes to understand what they must be going through. There is also a misconception that people’s faces tell their stories or it reflects what is his or her inner self. For example, if a person has a poker face, that individual is innocent while the one with a serious face is harsh. It is not like that because if this was true then courts were not needed for distinguishing between a victim and a culprit.
    ” Never Judge a Book By its Cover”
    I think if we cannot support someone for their deeds because according to us it’s incorrect then we should present our opinion or point of view. Just because our thinking, actions don’t match we have no right to judge them. We need to understand that we all are beautiful because we are different and should respect everyone’s decisions especially when it’s related to their life. “Live and Let Live”

    Aditi Sahu
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    Human beings have different views and opinions regarding different issues in the society. There is no clear way of knowing what are the so called right or wrong opinions. Everyone thinks to themselves that their opinion is the best and hence should be right. People thinking that their opinion is right leads them to presume that all others’ opinion has to be wrong, and that’s when they start being judgemental. So that makes one question is it right to judge an individual based on opinions on a specific issue?

    No, it is not at all right to judge someone based on their opinion on a specific issue. Opinions are not supposed to be right and wrong, and even if someone’s opinions are deeply problematic, judging them is not going to do anything. We need to learn to live in peach and harmony while respecting people’s opinion, and if someone’s opinion is not just an opinion but it rather presents a threat to the society, instead of judging them, we should try to educate them why they are wrong. Judging someone wouldn’t make them change their opinion, they will still remain ignorant about that issue. So the best and the only way is to educate each other about different issues and share our individual views on these issues, then only we can arrive at a middle way to achieve peace.

    Samriti Sharma
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    Let’s begin by acknowledging the fact that we all judge, as that is the natural human tendency of a human being. Carl Jung has rightly stated that ” thinking is difficult, that is why most people judge”. It is practically impossible for all the people in any particular society to have a common opinion and this is called individuality which should be respected. I here personally feel that we should not judge an individual based on opinions on a specific issue. Every person has a different mindset which is developed by the atmosphere, environment provided to an individual it is important to understand here that what is right for us, may not be so for the other person. Something that is acceptable to them may not be approved by us. This difference of opinion is beautiful in its own way which shouldn’t be criticized or judged upon rather efforts should be made to understand the perspective of the other person as well.
    Judging someone for their opinion on a specific issue is downright unethical. Opinions can not be categorised into right and wrong simply because everyone stating their opinions on any issue are right from their own perspective. Just because their opinion are not familiar with that of ours, or that their opinions are opposed to the views we are presenting doesn’t give us the right as an individual to judge others. On the contrary, it becomes our responsibility to educate any such individual in person if we feel like they’re genuinely wrong about a certain thing rather than judging them. It is easy to judge and move one but it takes real courage to step into someone’s shoes to understand why they are saying or behaving the particular way. We as a society here are bestowed with the responsibility of accepting instead of judging.

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