CONTEMPLATE: Judging Others

“When people judge others, they act as though they are also implicitly judging themselves, that the conclusions they reach about other people imply certain conclusions about themselves. As a consequence, they tailor those judgments to ensure that those judgments comment favorably on themselves, making sure that those judgments are symbols that reaffirm positive images of self. They ensure that their pronouncements of others keep faith with the notion that they are wonderful, capable, and lovable human beings. As a consequence it is inevitable that what they think about themselves becomes entwined in what they believe about others”

- David Dunning, in The Curse of The Self, by Mark Leary

Image via Paying Attention to the Sky

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