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How do we go about living our daily lives?  We look back on past
events and hope for the future, and all the while we make
judgments.  Most critical is we judge ourselves and others.  This is
interesting because before framing any question we must be sure of
our definitions.  Do you understand ‘look back’ to mean: “What I see
staring back at me in the mirror?”  Or, seeing past looks, haircut and
that latest fashion statement do you mean, “When I think about
what lies within, the deeper, truer me I wish others could see”? 
Maybe you have investigated further and regard the people you share
your lives with, those upon whom you focus love and envy?  Or
further still, those surrogates of glamour delivered to you from the
history books, modern-day honours list and celebrity culture?  Or you
may carry this fully into the abstract realm and consider humanity’s
purpose: “Where do we come from?  Where are we headed?  Are we
worthy?  And what does that mean?”  Truly, there are many layers to
the proverbial onion.

Of course we judge others even though we have been taught we
ought not - “Why worry about the speck in your friend’s eye when
you have a log in your own?” Nobody needs to be religious to
appreciate Matthew 7:3, and yet more often than not we act
contrary.  Virtually all of us judge all day long; and our teachers,
those in society ever ready to quote this most popular of Jesus’
sayings, do so too.  So how do we judge, us insecure humans?  With
our own contortions of reason and emotion, naturally.  Within, we
beat ourselves up, often despising ourselves because we fail to live
up to the impossible ideals we set for ourselves.  More specifically,
we fail because we do not know what an ‘ideal’ is.

Because we live in a practical world then if we must judge there are
three commonly perceived methods on how best to do this.  One, you
may judge a person by what they read.  (Over many thousands of
years philosophers agree with the simple notion that mind is
everything; since “philosophers agree” now becomes historical fact,
the statement that “one judges a man by what he reads” becomes
agreeable.)  What a person reads can be likened to computer
software that affects the human operating system.  Read junk, be
junk.  Read élite, be élite.  Read the good stuff and become the good
stuff.  Two, judge a man by what he throws away.  This includes his
words, deeds and thoughts - plus the contents of his actual rubbish
bin.  This may be considered a modern spin on Matthew 7:16 - “You
will know them by their fruits.”  Three, you judge a man by his
friends, which further may be considered a spin on the notion set
down by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century: “The things we
love tell us what we are.”  Of course, you remain in a state of
judging.  So if you must judge a man directly then appreciate that
you do so through your own biases and suddenly you see your lens
on the world is not so objective.  Further, if you judge him indirectly
- eg., through his friends - then you run the risk of being doubly-
wrong; but then you are certain you are not, and his friends confirm
to you what you already suspected.  Why is that?  Because time, plus
a more distanced observation, brings everything into focus.  In short,
through your own biases you convince yourself that you had been
right all along.  If only you could create a mathematical model of this
truth, you would rule the world.  Thankfully, such things cannot be
absolutely modelled, and for those who try at the very moment they
gain the whole world it slips through their fingers.  Someone like
Goethe would add that this person has lost a soul.



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