There is this belief in society that judging people is always wrong. It’s a shallow depth of thinking. Judging people, without condemning them, can be necessary in a world where so much is done that causes suffering.
Even in the Bible it states righteous judgment is needed.
This link explains how judgment is needed, regardless of what many religious or spiritual people will say.
From the above link..
Any lazy or biased fool can have opinions; making judgments is the hard work of responsible and compassionate people.”
I would suggest that, in our day and age, we need more—not less—judgment. Modern Americans suffer from a fear of judging. Passing judgment on the behavior of fellow human beings is considered an act of medieval, undemocratic intolerance.
Why? Because, our culture tells us, we are all flawed people, and people with flaws have no right to judge other people’s flaws. Furthermore, modern Americans do not believe that there are objective standards by which to judge. And where there are no standards, there is nothing by which to measure behaviour.”
Those who claim to not judge, are often not acknowledging they actually do and lack insight into that. Sometimes people are simply avoiding the harsh realities of life, are sometimes feeding their ego’s, or are simply not thinking to a deeper level.
People mistake judgment and being opinionated, all the time. Not all opinions are wrong, or malicious. Not all opinions are unhealthy judgment. People sometimes feel morally superior to others as a result of saying ‘I’m not judgmental’. Some people use it as a coping strategy. People also mistake discernment as judgment. They also mistake ensuring people are responsible for their actions, with judgment.
All a lack of depth of thinking. And I am glad I have had this validated as correct. It is a shallow depth of spiritual understanding to claim all judgment is wrong.
Sadly, the new age crowd also encourage ‘do not judge’ and give a very foolish concept of what that looks like.
It is needed to judge and the wise understand this.
It is needed to judge and it is about the reason, the motivation, the heart behind it and the actions taken in response.