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Dear Judgmental C***,

By Ben Andrews

 

Dear Judgmental C***,

I have read your blog post, “In Defense Of Judgmental C***s”, and while I admit that you have some valid points, I think that you, like many JC’s, miss the target. For the sake of those of us suffering from the Dunning-Kruger effect, “JC” does not stand for Jesus Christ.

You say, “Being a judgmental c*** is about discernment, the ability to make distinctions between what is true and what rings false.” In that sense being judgmental is not a bad thing. To judge can mean to form an opinion objectively, wisely, and with good sense. Unfortunately, being a c*** strips that kind of judgment of its value. How? Well let’s take a deeper dive.

For the sake of this article lets refer to the JCs more appropriately as Disciples Of Radical  C***-ism, or DORCs, for short. Their belief system has nothing to do with criticism, since JCs, or DORCs, go beyond discerning the abilities and work of an individual and make valuations of the individual’s personal worth. To a JC, someone who makes a bad film (according to their opinion) has not just made a bad film, they are bad film maker. And not only that, they are an inferior human being.

Why do DORCs do this? Hell if I know. They’re assholes. For the sake of writing a
productive article though, I’m going to take a stab at understanding their asshole-ness. Most of the DORCs I know can’t put themselves in other people’s shoes. They lack empathy. They have no problem hurting someone’s feelings by telling them that they suck. What affects their ability to empathize? Bottom line: personality disorders. The DORCs I know are narcissists, socially retarded, and have obsessive compulsive problems.

Sorry to tell you this my DORC friends: you may have a high intelligence when it comes to science, math, language, etc, but researchers are finding more and more that intelligence comes in more than one form, and there is not necessarily one form of intelligence that is superior to another. Emotional, social, musical, and artistic talents are are all equally valid. There is no structured measurement between these types of intelligences.  In other words, a person with a high IQ isn’t necessarily more intelligent then an emotionally or socially intelligent person. No one is necessarily superior to another because of the type of intelligence they have. I would go so far as to say that everyone is gifted equally. I know that comment sends shivers up the backs of you DORCs. Intellectual superiority is the rock you cling to. If we take that from you, your judgmental little world will be shattered.

So, yes I’m suggesting that people are worthy of respect simply because they are people. I’m even going to suggest that you should never  c*** stomp them, even if they actually are ‘stupid shit faces.’ Attempt to exhibit some empathy. Even if they really are ‘stupid’ or ‘untalented’, they deserve respect and dignity simply because they are  human. Who knows, they may possess intelligences and competencies that you are not even aware of.

Dale Carnegie said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

In summation I would simply say to the Disciples Or Radical C***-ism–It may take a lot of balls to criticize, but it takes even bigger balls  to respect, empathize, and to build. As Frank Clark says, “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” I challenge you c***s to develop the patience and kindness to give people truly useful criticism. Try taking the extra effort to water and help an individual grow. You never know, you might actually enjoy being empathetic. As soon as you do that, you might find yourself slipping into a mentor-ship role, where people actually love and respect your criticism.

Stranger things have happened, c***s.

 

Ben Andrews is a not a judgmental c***.

4 Comments

  1. Get your own blog, Andrews!

  2. But you make my writing so much more interesting. Even when I’m trying to insult you. In essence, it’s almost a love letter to yourself.

  3. At least you got it straight finally that I am intellectually superior.

  4. I never argued that one. But now I can say “refer to my article” about what I think that means : P

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