This is one of those posts that, if I could send it to my younger self, could have changed my life.
We’re going to deal with two related and yet entirely separate issues, but at the same time: judgment and rush to judgment.
Humans seem to have an innate need to form opinions and judgments. Do you agree with that statement? Do you see how quickly you form an opinion? Because almost inevitably, you immediately had a response to my question about agreement.
That’s not necessarily a problem. The problem for communication comes in because a judgment can get in the way of hearing.