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What is the point of being judgemental?
We are all human, we have all made mistakes. We have different views arising from different conditioning, parenting, cultures, traditions. Your choices will be different to mine and rightly so - what a boring place this world would be if we all thought and did the same thing like robots.
Our life journey is what we make it. Our attitudes and responses are our choice hence some will learn strength and courage from adversity and grow to help others as a result of their difficulties. An easy path through life may not be the most fruitful.
If we learn from our mistakes then we have to give others the opportunity to learn from their experiences in their own way.
Criticism is not helpful. Sharing insights we have learnt from our own experience may well give helpful support and guidance. Our opinions about someone else's actions are rarely of any lasting value. Life continues to teach me daily.
glenara glenara 66-70, F 7 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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Thanks Kim, your comment is welcome and appreciated - I am learning from writing and when I re-read the words it helps me get in touch again with that inner wisdom! I am often surprised at what I have written.

I love you my wise and wonderful friend. I agree 100%, though agreeing is not necessary, I feel we all have the wisdom inside to know when something is agreeable or not with good ol plain sense, like you have written here, though many of us go unaware until we hear it put in to an understandable and agreeable way that is non-judgemental or expected for them to adopt the same view, you have worded this in the perfect way (in my opinion,lol) Kim

I needed to hear this, thank you :)

Thank you datura - lovely to hear from you

Wonderful story, Glenara. <br />
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I had very critical people in my early life and I grew up to become rather critical and judgmental myself when I was younger. I am thankful also for the teachers who showed me a better way.

Yes, I agree tasmin - I do feel so very lucky to have had good parenting and also have met and studied with many wise teachers on this journey so have had the opportunity to develop life skills and compassionate understanding. When I was younger I was quite critical of others but have learnt to see the overview.

I agree. If there is one thing we can learn from our mistakes it has to be compassion for other peoples mistakes.<br />
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Some of us have been lucky enough to have been taught good life skills. <br />
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Others of us flounder and learn only by mistakes.