Here’s a curious human quirk, and also a very self-damaging one. People want so much for others to think good things about them, and yet they believe themselves to be terribly flawed. “Where did this insanity come from?” It is precisely what happens when we assume the role of harsh judge, which has become a very popular role these days. The role of harsh judge is an evil magician – what it has you do unto others it has you do tenfold unto yourself. We learn to judge others harshly, but not nearly as harshly as we learn to judge ourselves. And then in reaction to our harsh judgment of self, we do all we can to impress others so we won’t feel so badly about ourselves.
Where’d we learn this insane behavior? Have you watched the evening news? There’s much more harsh judgment going on than news reporting. It has become commonplace to harshly judge anyone or any country or any religion or any community that has beliefs that contrast ours. And what about politics? That arena has gone mad with finger pointing and harshly judging.
It may be corny, but don’t forget – whenever you point a finger at someone to harshly judge them, your other three fingers are pointing back to you.