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ON BEING JUDGMENTAL VS. BEING OPINIONATED

Anyway, as I see it, the main difference between being opinionated and being judgmental is that, while they both tend to have negative connotations, an opinionated person is usually saying something like, “this is what I think, but I could be wrong.” There is a sense of openness, a hedging of bets, if you will. If someone is sharing their opinion, it’s usually understood that it’s their opinion only and it’s open to debate or discussion. Someone who is being judgmental, on the other hand, has usually come to the conclusion that they’re right and that’s it, no compromise. As I understand it, a good antonym for “judgmental” would be “accepting.” The antithesis of being judgmental is what theologian Miroslav Volf calls “the will to embrace,” and I think that’s what I would get people up ON.

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Living the dream in SW France-Retired Love Swimming, Rambling, Labrador's, Pilates, Photography, Astronomy, Reiki, Travelling. Currently studying Psychology, and member of NAAP. I believe in truth, honesty, karma and integrity! KEEPING IT REAL - No one likes someone who lies and lives a different life on social media than they do in real life. ≧◔◡◔≦

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