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  • To live, you must judge. Be modern though

    You can't cross the street safely without forming a judgement. That it's necessary however doesn't mean our process of judging is always correct. Exercising good judgement when you judge complex situations with simple or insufficient inputs is more art than science, but both evolve as surely as we, and all sentient beings, do.

    So, yes, we are judgemental. Some are just smarter about how they choose.

  • Is it judgmental to say all humans are judgmental?

    According to Merriam-Webster, one is judgmental if they are "of, relating to, or involving judgment". Which would then send someone to search for the definition of the word "judgment", which means "an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought". To break down the philosophy behind being "judgmental", I will add the definition of the word "opinion", which is a "belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge". If we plug this into the definition of the word "judgment", then we will receive this as a following definition: "a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge or a decision that is based on careful thought". If this is the definition of the word "judgment", then we have the ability to plug this definition into the definition of the word "judgmental", which is: "of, relating to, or involving a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge or a decision that is based on careful thought". If the word is broken down into its definition, then one can argue that one who has opinions is judgmental. This being the case, it makes the previously stated statement of one being judgmental as a learned trait invalid, since opinions are not learned, but a required inheritress that all humans exercise for survival. It is for this reason, that being judgmental is not only an inherent trait, but required for human survival.

  • Is it judgmental to say all humans are judgmental?

    According to Merriam-Webster, one is judgmental if they are "of, relating to, or involving judgment". Which would then send someone to search for the definition of the word "judgment", which means "an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought". To break down the philosophy behind being "judgmental", I will add the definition of the word "opinion", which is a "belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge". If we plug this into the definition of the word "judgment", then we will receive this as a following definition: "a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge or a decision that is based on careful thought". If this is the definition of the word "judgment", then we have the ability to plug this definition into the definition of the word "judgmental", which is: "of, relating to, or involving a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge or a decision that is based on careful thought". If the word is broken down into its definition, then one can argue that one who has opinions is judgmental. This being the case, it makes the previously stated statement of one being judgmental as a learned trait invalid, since opinions are not learned, but a required inheritress that all humans exercise for survival. It is for this reason, that being judgmental is not only an inherent trait, but required for human survival.

  • Absolutely we are

    I believe that no matter what, we as humans ALL are judgemental. It doesn't even matter if it's just a little bit, judgemental is judgemental! Now how OFTEN you do it & what you choose to judge and frown upon or accept & understand is what counts but we are ALL judgemental to some degree. This world is just full of sensitive, contradictive people who don't like to agree with what you are judging if it applies to them so they pull the "you're being judgemental" card quite often.

  • Yes it is what makes up humans

    Free will and the ability to choose is part of what makes a human human. Along with this comes being judgmental. We are judgmental because we are always evaluating situations and trying to decide what the best option is for us in any given situation. Judgmental is important to being human.

  • It's hardwired into our brain.

    We are evolutionary creatures and the fact that we used to live in the wild thousands of years ago for a very long period of time shows that we would judge things based on patterns we observe in our daily lives. For example, 'this berry is inedible' or 'this is dangerous' just shows the kind of judgments we make on things.

  • We Have No Choice!

    Whether we, as humans, want to admit it or not, we make assumptions about everything before we get the chance to see the big picture. People are naturally drawn to beauty; whether it be a sight, a sound, or an idea, anything that is beautiful will attract attention. I know that “being judgmental” has a negative connotation, but in a way, it’s a good thing.
    Let me go on a little tangent here… Judging something before encountering it can be very beneficial. I even consider it a survival mechanism, and so does Dr. Cynthia Thaik. “Human beings are prone to judge and evaluate situations, each other, and even ourselves. This is a survival mechanism -- something we do to avoid danger and prevent harm from happening to us.” Imagine a caveman encounters a roaring lion for the first time. Looking at that lion and going “Man that is one scary fur ball” can save his life! Whether one wants to or not, judging is a part of human nature.
    Just like a caveman will be attracted more to a ripe and colorful mango than a rotten apple, human beings are more attracted to attractive people than they are to less attractive people. And advertisers love to embrace that! A commercial, or any add for that matter with attractive people will get someone’s attention. Movie trailers, health magazines (for both men and women) etc.
    Animals automatically judge something by the first element of their sensory system. For humans, that would be sight. We judge things as soon as we see them! We have no choice!

  • Yes they are

    People everyday make judgments so they can take sides and to make a basis to what they like or not. But it depends on how you see it. Some people are more judgmental than others because of their psychological behaviour towards others and things are different. So yeah that's why people are judgmental. Go ahead and judge my argument because you're your own human.

  • Yes, yes we are.

    Humans are judgemental through an almost obssessive need for order in the chaotic, ever-changing world they live in, but that's not entirely a bad thing. Think on stereotypes, I feel there's every reason to believe stereotype were invented by completely logical people. You meet someone of a different ethnicity to you for the first time, depending on how they act, that will form your opinion of their entire ethnicity, because 100% of that ethnic race that you have met have acted in the same way towards you. Sure you've only met one, but that's besides the point. Sure that's not really a good thing either but think about it. If stereotypes weren't set up, we'd have no common sense when it comes to approaching strangers.
    If you see a little, frail looking old lady on the pavement, you'll have no reason to think they're a threat, because of the preconceptions in your head about how old ladies are: kindly, weak, no threat whatsoever. Compare that to seeing a rather tall, strong looking, middle aged man walking down the street, covered in tattoos and a face of anger. The preconceptions you have about this type of person will send out warning signals, and urge caution. Sure, this man could be a very intelligent, kind and gentle one, and the old lady could actually be a world famous con-artist, but most of the time, that really won't be the case.

  • Yes, they are due to our caveman origins.

    While we have definitely evolved from our caveman origins, human beings are indeed inherently judgmental. This is how we survived when we were back in the ancient times, by making quick judgments about a variety of topics. If we assumed everything was safe, we would have never survived to become what we are today.

  • Not genetically inherent.

    Judgement is inherent, but being judgmental is a learned behavior that is wired into our brains the moment we are born, just as gender roles within society or blue for boys and pink for girls is. It has become very natural for us to assume we know a person because of judgmental stereotypes society has created and embedded into our minds. I've never met a baby that didn't like a person because of how they looked, but years later, they will because they will be taught to by our human world.

  • Humans are not inherently judgmental.

    Many - perhaps even most - are judgmental and some are even extremely so, but inherently? No. It is psychological behavior born of a perspective. So many are so judged, so early, so consistently and so critically that they become convinced that judging and being judged is "the way it is" but it's still just a perspective. In an environment where it isn't allowed "out", it's been my experience that even the most critical critic is able to relax and not worry about what others are doing. Not everyone is judgmental and those who are, aren't all of the time. It is not "inherent". One who does not fear or resent being judge is often not judgmental unless the "judgmental-ness", itself, is getting on their nerves and they are unable to get away from that environment.

  • Your family theachs you or not?

    Becase you learn it from your parents of family.To strart with, when you are a baby you don´t judge people. When you became an adolecesnt for example,you star judging people because what they look like .But if your parents didn´t judge and they teaches you not to judge, you will not judg enyone.


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