What are you judgmental about?

Susan M - June 6, 2007

I’m judgmental about people who are judgmental. I find myself thinking all sorts of uncharitable thoughts when confronted with someone being judgmental. Things like:

I bet that person has never had any real hardship in their life. I hope they continue to be that lucky.

Then there are people who drive Hummers.

44 Comments »

  1. I’m judgmental about people who have money and I don’t!

    And I’m judgmental about my wife, especially when she, oh nevermind.

    Comment by Don Clifton — June 6, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  2. Hummers? Susan! My business partner has one and while it’s not my kettle of fish it is fun off road.

    Comment by Clark Goble — June 6, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

  3. I can see that, Clark. But what I’ve also seen is a Hummer driving around Marina del Rey, CA (just south of Santa Monica) with a license plate that says “7 MPG.”

    Comment by Susan M — June 6, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

  4. I judge people who let their dogs run free and don’t pick up after them.

    I judge people who have a lot of children they can’t (or won’t) care for and make grandma raise them.

    Comment by WendyP — June 6, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

  5. Clark,
    Is his Hummer an H2? The one that’s built on a Tahoe chasis that is constantly rated as one of the worst performing SUV’s out there? Clark, my friend, if he wants something that is acutally good for off-roading tell him to get a Land Rover.

    And FWIW, it’s not so much the Hummers that I hate (which I surely do, they are butt-ugly), it’s more the general attitude of the owners I loathe, which is essentially, “I’m an American, get out of my way and f*** off!”

    Comment by Rusty — June 6, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

  6. Here we go with the having children issue again. I don’t think my sister could’ve forseen that her kids would have to be raised by their grandmother because she was going to become mentally ill and their father would end up in prison.

    Although maybe she could have. She did name her daughter after someone she met when she was in jail.

    Comment by Susan M — June 6, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

  7. Well Susan, in the case I’m looking at they very well can raise their own kids, they just choose not to. No mental illness or prison involved, just lack of responsiblitiy.

    Comment by WendyP — June 6, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

  8. I hear ya. But I bet the kids are better off.

    Comment by Susan M — June 6, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

  9. LDS bloggers.

    Comment by Bret — June 6, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

  10. I amd judgemental against those that use force or fraud (“thou shalt not steal”, “thou shalt not bear false witness”) to obtain things they want.

    Comment by Daylan — June 6, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

  11. Once I saw a Hummer coming up the street. I became absolutely disgusted, thinking, “MAN! That thing looks like an ARMORED CAR! Nobody needs to drive that!”

    Then I realized it was actually an armored car, not a Hummer.

    But STILL.

    Comment by Brad Haas — June 6, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

  12. “I’m judgmental about people who are judgmental. I find myself thinking all sorts of uncharitable thoughts when confronted with someone being judgmental. Things like:

    I bet that person has never had any real hardship in their life. I hope they continue to be that lucky.”

    Me, too. Except I’m not so charitable as to hope they continue to be that lucky. Instead, I tend to hope that they will endure some hardship which will bring them around to my point of view.

    Comment by Eve — June 6, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

  13. Rusty, no it’s an H1 and rather souped up. Pretty impressive black one with a tire on the roof. If you’ve seen that driving around Utah county I may have been in it.

    A H1 is vastly superior to any Landrover you’re apt to see.

    Having said that I’d never want one, primarily because despite their size there is like no room in the interior. I like my Pathfinder.

    Comment by clark — June 6, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

  14. I’m judgemental about lazy people, and that totally includes me. I fugure, I’m no workaholic, so if someone’s lazier than I am, that has to be bad! ;-)

    Comment by meems — June 6, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

  15. I’m judgmental about drivers who do not signal before changing lanes and who follow too closely.

    Comment by Mark D. — June 6, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

  16. The new H3 gets 2x the MPG as my Durrango. Quite wimpy vehicles actually, falling right in line with most GMs.

    Comment by KyleM — June 6, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  17. I’m not sure, but I like to think I am less judgemental than I used to be.

    Comment by Kim Siever — June 7, 2007 @ 8:36 am

  18. I just saw an ad last night. Apparently they’ve come out with a new Hummer that gets 20 miles per gallon.

    Comment by Seth R. — June 7, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  19. (I’m new here)

    “I’m judgmental about people who are judgmental. I find myself thinking all sorts of uncharitable thoughts when confronted with someone being judgmental. Things like:

    I bet that person has never had any real hardship in their life. I hope they continue to be that lucky.”

    Me, too. Except I’m not so charitable as to hope they continue to be that lucky. Instead, I tend to hope that they will endure some hardship which will bring them around to my point of view.

    Ditto! That could have totally been written by me!

    Comment by AJ — June 7, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

  20. I am judgmental about self-righteous people, because I think that is the only place I can be judgmental and be in accordance with the scriptures. Self-righteous holier-than-thou judgmental people really irk me.

    Comment by Ben There — June 7, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  21. I shouldd have read all the way down the thread, for I totally agree with 19. I hope that those who are self-righteous get knocked down a notch and learn humility!

    Comment by Ben There — June 7, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  22. Sounds to me like this is more of a list of pet peeves rather than about being judgemental. Granted there are a few comments about being judgemental (the childcare thing and the people who don’t appear to have any real hardship in their lives…APPEAR being the key word here.) So, maybe we should define the difference between the two.

    Comment by Angela — June 7, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  23. “A H1 is vastly superior to any Landrover you’re apt to see.”

    I dunno about that; I reckon there’s a Defender or two that can go where no H1 has gone before.

    Incidentally, the mighty H1 comes with the same transfer case found on Jeep Cherokees with FT 4WD, the NV242. A chain is as strong as its weakest link and all that.

    Comment by Peter LLC — June 7, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  24. I am peevishly annoyed by folks who don’t clean-up after their defecating dogs.

    I judge harshly those who leave glass bottles at beaches and parks (where I and mine walk barefoot).

    Comment by Edje — June 7, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

  25. I blare my horn at people who flick cigarette butts out their car windows. Mostly because I think they are suckwads…

    Comment by Geoff J — June 7, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

  26. Ok, I am also VERY judgmental towards people who drink and then drive. I don’t have a problem with other people who drink alcohol. I don’t even mind if they want to get a little bit tipsy and make total fools of themselves, but when they get into a car and put me, my family members, and everyone else at risk…I have no sympathy at all for them!!!

    Comment by AJ — June 7, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

  27. I am judgemental of:

    Murderers, rapists, and pedophiles (I see them as the same thing).

    The makers of alcohol, illigal drugs, and cigarettes.

    Like Susan M, those who are judgemental.

    Comment by Cheryl — June 7, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  28. I can see that, Clark. But what I’ve also seen is a Hummer driving around Marina del Rey, CA (just south of Santa Monica) with a license plate that says “7 MPG.”

    Classy

    Comment by jjohnsen — June 7, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  29. Neo-conservatives. =)

    Comment by Seth R. — June 7, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

  30. I was reminded today driving around about my sin: I judge inconsiderate drivers in expensive cars. I have a hard time not thinking that they must think that their expensive car makes them better than me. I don’t judge considerate drivers in expensive cars this way, just the inconsiderate ones.

    Comment by Tom — June 8, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  31. Men who wear brown suits.

    Men with combovers.

    Fat people.

    Academics.

    Comment by endlessnegotiation — June 8, 2007 @ 8:20 am

  32. I am Judgemental toward some drivers: two stops signs and two cars stopped – one going straight and one turning. Both waiting for the other – one because it is the lawful thing to do and one because they have to show who is most polite.

    Comment by Victor — June 8, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  33. Quick summary of the thread so far:

    “I hate people who do [some item X from my subjective personal list of things I think people shouldn't do]”

    “Oh, and I also really hate judgmental people [people who hate people who do some item X from their subjective personal list of things *they* think people shouldn't do]”

    High irony…

    Comment by KMB — June 8, 2007 @ 9:15 am

  34. This has been fun so far. But I have lost nearly all judgment is my life for about a day. I had been working to repent of some things in my life that had bothered me for years. One afternoon I listened after asking for forgiveness and was filled with light and a love for others I had never experienced before and a freedom that was limitless. No matter how I try – I have not been blessed with that again but it was a totally judgementless, loving space for a short time a really greatful time. It can be done but for me it is not an everyday experience.

    Comment by Victor — June 8, 2007 @ 9:23 am

  35. KMB: that was sort of my whole point.

    Comment by Susan M — June 8, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  36. Oh, yes, and people who judge others for making personal decisions that they themselves see as stupid or reckless, forgetting that those personal decisions were made with a lot of prayer…

    Comment by Cheryl — June 8, 2007 @ 10:38 am

  37. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. People who are judgmental don’t deserve the mercies of the atonement.

    Comment by Stephen Eramus Knudsen III — June 9, 2007 @ 6:22 am

  38. Re 37,
    er, I’m pretty sure no one deserves the mercies of the atonement.

    Comment by SL — June 9, 2007 @ 8:17 am

  39. Oh, sarcasm. !!
    It’s a little early I guess.

    Comment by SL — June 9, 2007 @ 8:29 am

  40. All your judgement are belong to us

    Comment by John P. — June 9, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  41. I’ve discovered recently that I can be pretty judgemental about people who have accents different than mine. I know it’s kinda strange. I guess we all have something to work on. :)

    Comment by Jon — June 10, 2007 @ 11:55 am

  42. criminals, drunk drivers, and i have to amdit that i have judgements about some parenting things. i’m getting better about the parenting stuff, but it’s still there.

    Comment by makakona — June 10, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

  43. I secretly giggle at people who think they’re too cool to hang around with other people because they dress more stylishly, or are better educated, or thinner, or make more money, or can perform some other shibboleth for acceptance into some group or other that the other people lack. Often there’s some glaring deficiency which they, too, exhibit unawares, in addition to the main one of lacking the humility to experience the delights of mixed (in every way) company. To me this is the similar to racism, or sexism, or gay people-ism, or xenophobia, just less well defined, and I see it as a remnant of the playground that grown up people ought to know better than to still carry around in their hearts. It’s depressingly common, though, despite that, and hardly less so among the saints than in other groups. It strikes me as silly and sad, and so I giggle, which is self-referentially judgemental of me. How do I get over it?

    Comment by Tatiana — June 10, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  44. John P.,

    You are on the road to destruction.
    You have no chance to survive, make your time.

    Comment by Seth R. — June 11, 2007 @ 5:15 am

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