What Judgment Means and Why it Hurts
The topic of judgment is delicate because we often use the same word in completely different ways. Sometimes we talk about judgment in terms of having the ability to make good decisions or carefully thinking through something before giving an opinion.
For example, you might say: “It is against my better judgment to buy the car based on the mechanic’s report of numerous problems in the engine. And so it would be wise to refrain from buying the car.”
These are important judgments, and we make them all throughout the day:
- Should I allow my daughter to spend the night at her friend’s house?
- Should I agree to helping with the project?
- Should we buy now or save up?
We appraise the situation in these instances and make sound decisions based on what we discern.