I read this post a while ago but didn’t think to reblog it, which I am now doing. Not being judgmental is a challenge for us all, and Dave DuBay expresses well how to handle it.
And that also puts other people’s judgmentalism into perspective.
Everyone knows that a stronger person can overpower you. But perhaps that’s not quite true.
Physically, yes, you can be overpowered. But even if they threaten to kill you they still can’t make you do something that you think is wrong. Socrates chose to die rather than agree to something he thought was wrong. Jesus is probably the best known example.
They can’t even make you believe something that is false. If you verbalize agreement when really you disagree then they haven’t truly changed your mind.
Philosopher Epictetus points out that at noon when the sun is shining brightly someone cannot really make you believe that it’s nighttime, even if you say it’s night. If someone sincerely thought it was night they would be mistaken. That’s why he thought that most people hold false beliefs (which they might act…
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