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Lapithes's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Lapithes

I don't see a solution to your (our, all of ours) problem, Kohadril, but before you decide to bottle up your anger there are two points I'd like to make:

  1. Denying one's feelings doesn't work, as you know, never mind how fearful you are of becoming curmudgeonly.

  2. There is always a risk of judging someone––a religious person, say––unfairly but it is not better never to judge at all; a suspension of justice is injustice, there is virtue in deterring harm of others as well as in not doing harm yourself.

You can do more good not by being more judgmental but by being a better judge: put your anger in hunting facts and try to gain the perspective that uncovers tabloid hype and apathetic complaisance.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:29:53 UTC | #929961