Last week we were charged with writing about our greatest strength. This week, the opposite, our greatest weakness.
I could post about my almost insane obsession for chocolate.
Or my insatiable need to watch reality television shows like “housewives” and Kardashians, just so I don’t miss a moment of their fabulous lives.
Maybe I could write a blog piece about the diet I’ve been struggling with for 40 years.
But when it comes right down to it, my greatest weakness is none of those things. It’s my judgemental attitude toward people and events.
The Bible says In Matthew 7:1-29: “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Apparently, I never got that message in religion class.
When I hear something I disagree with I immediately judge it wrong, simply because I don’t agree with it.
When I hear someone has done something criminal, or stupid, or negligent, I immediately judge them guilty with no questions asked as to why they did what they did. Or even if they did. In this country you are legally innocent until you are proven legally guilty. Not in my mind. If I hear you are to alleged to have done something, the word alleged is thrown away and you actually did it.
I’m not always right. I know. Shocker, right? And most of the things I have been wrong about were proven wrong to me after a quick judgment call on my behalf. So that old adage “think before you speak” fits in well with this knee-jerk judging reacting I have.
I struggle daily with being judge-y. I truly do. It has gotten better. Now, instead of immediately SAYING and giving voice to a judgment, I tend to keep it inside, quiet, and not share it. Okay, so I still have work to do on not being so judge-y.
But I AM working on it. I promise.
Please don’t judge me!
Since this is part of the #MFRWauthors 52 week blog challenge hop, you can click on the amazing authors and writer below to read all about their greatest weakness as well.