Making a judgment. We all have to make judgments about almost everything in life. However, making judgments prematurely can be a bad habit to get into, and not a smart thing to do.
There is a fellow whom I know, although we have never met in person. I know him only through the Internet. For some reason, I’m not even sure why, I never liked the guy. Somehow, on the Internet, he rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t remember what it was, but I suppose that probably on the first time we had any dialogue on the net, he said something that I didn’t like. I don’t know how he felt about me. Maybe he didn’t like me, maybe he liked me, I can’t say for sure. But, I didn’t like him.
Yesterday, I found out some new things about the fellow. To be honest, I saw him on a TV show yesterday. He said some things while being interviewed on the show that made me realize that I had judged him prematurely, and that my judgement of him was wrong. In fact, after seeing him interviewed on the show, I kind of like the guy.
In fact, there is a third person whom I trust very much, and he also knows this fellow whom I had misjudged. I mentioned this to that third person, and he said “oh yeah, he is a real good guy!” Made me feel kind of bad for having judged the man when I really didn’t have enough information to do so accurately.
So, I am going to do my best to remember that making a judgment, unless it is based on hard evidence, is not a good thing to do. Judgment should be reserved until it is deserved, and is accurate. It’s a good habit to handle it that way, and I’m going to do my best.