Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/30/17

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It’s a part of all humans to judge others.  The problem begins when we become self-righteous.  Let me ask you a question…

How do you guard against becoming self-righteous?  

38 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/30/17

  1. When something gets me feeling – what? Preachy? – I try to listen to what I want to say before I speak or write, and if I wouldn’t want to be listening to or reading me with that, that’s a pretty good sign that I need to look at it some more.

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      • I guess… I guess I just feel it will make me open to areas I can improve on and therefore take away any illusion that would lead me to becoming self- righteous. But everyone is different I guess!

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      • I went back and reread your first comment and for some reason I misread it. lol I get what you were saying. Understanding that we are far from perfect is definitely a great way to keep away from self-righteousness.
        Danny

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  2. Not sure how one fights becoming self-righteous. I was always taught that I’m no better than anyone else. Period. That we all are flawed, we all make mistakes, and to never judge a book by its cover. It stuck. And that’s what I’m teaching my boys too. I wonder if being taught the opposite as a child is how one becomes self-righteous. It’s much like bigotry. People aren’t born bigots, they’re taught to be bigots. Besides, I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, some biggies, so who the hell am I to be self-righteous? Anyone who thinks they’re perfect or better than any other person is either delusional or an asshole. Or both.

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  3. Ohhh…honesty here…sometimes I can get very self-righteous when I see atrocities that I just cant wrap my head around. I try to check myself, but sometimes that is after I have been on top of my soap-box. I think the current state of our nation has really tested me the past few months. 😏

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  4. I remember who I was and who I do not want to be. I remember everyone has a story and it is not my place to judge them. It is human nature but we can control it. Yes, I do catch myself from time to time judging but quickly and I mean very quickly shut it down. I am no better than anyone and no one is any better than me.

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  5. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    You have to take a close look at the feelings of others. This is probably where some of my empathic qualities come in handy. If you can put yourself on the receiving end of what you’re saying it helps. Plus, as a consultant, I work with a lot of self-righteous people and as long as I apply the rule of not doing what they do, I seem to be okay.

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    • It is important to have someone to balance you out. I’m not a fan of people who are too similar getting married. The marriages that I watch which are successful are those in which people are similar but very different on things.

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      • It’s funny how often I think that my husband and I are similar and then a moment later realize how different we are though. I see what you are saying and I agree. It needs the Yin and Yang.

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