Charlotte Joko Beck

‘People often do just what we are objecting to. When they do what they do, however, it’s not necessary for us to judge them. I’m not immune from this; I find myself judging others, also. We all do. So I recommend a practice to help us catch ourselves in the act of judging: whenever we say the name of another person, we should watch what we add to the name. What do we say or think about the person? What kind of label do we use? Do we put the person in some category? No person should be reduced to a label; yet because of our preferences and dislikes, we do it anyway.’ (Nothing Special)

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