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Stigma ~ Why do we insist on judging people?

Image: Deb McCarthy

Who am I to judge you? Who are you to judge me?

Dictionary: Judgement: the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, esp. in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment.

Stigma: a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one’s reputation; a mental or physical mark that is characteristic of a defect or disease: the stigmata of leprosy

In my opinion, judgment intertwines with stigma. Why do we judge?

I have voiced about my personal encounter with both judgment and stigma in my other blog “Living in Stigma“, and a perfect example was a family member.

Not long after my hospitalizations years ago with major depression, my brother-in-law severed ties with my spouse and me fearing for his children (or so he claimed). I really questioned at times if he believed I was going to attack him with a knife!

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