A Taoist’s Measure of Man is to Release Judgment.
The only true measure of life is not to measure it at all, but rather to simply live it fully.
Humans have a little problem, people seem to insist on measuring grace. So humans invented a little thing called judgment. Judgment is a social invention: societies use systems of judgment to maintain “order” and a balance between its membership.
Judgment is all about measuring what is right and what is wrong.
Judgment always contains the seeds of its own issues. No human judgment system can be perfect. When perfect, it would absolutely mean no free could exist. When perfect, there would be no questions, no grey areas, no wrong actions, merely only always right actions. Being human by default, exploring the nature of being a story… means making mistakes and being able to fumble around a bit. Seemingly a perfect judgment system is for ants, bees, termites and robots. Let’s hope, we never witness humanity becoming too trapped by its own judgment systems and yes modern humanity is at risk of being trapped by codified judgment systems.
To be judgmental is to live life to a very defined set of rules with effectively limited (or no free will) choices. To live in this manner means to limit one’s own potential and to live in a manner that actually reduces one’s graceful possible actions. Very few people like to be “judged” since to be judged is often to be measured by an outside set of rules. People only willingly accept judgment from others if we believe they support the same values we base our life upon.
Ask yourself how many people would you truly accept to judge your own life?
I suspect the answer is not many and more interestingly you probably would also accept judgment from those people that would be considered “non-judgmental” to get the least biased result! How ironic is that?