‘DO NOT JUDGE’…A Mask for our ‘Stupid’

Writer- Oluseyi Vandy
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I am a firm believer in the idea of freedom; in that, it is an idea we have bent and abused over the years. None more so than the era we live in, instant gratification is the order of the day. Maybe this is due to the internet; people find quotes to justify stupid and messed up behavior rather than owning up and fixing it or try to change.

Even worse for those who try to call people out on it or call out your BS (excuse my french). You either are told you are pained, hating or judging. They take it a step further quoting the bible, a book to govern and guide people in living right and just. They say “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1) or the even more popular “Nobody holy pass”. These quotes are used to tolerate irrational behaviors which we are then forced to endure.


For the mere presence of law, there can be no complete freedom. Which means the “do not judge” is interpreted out of context. 

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Should we deliberately blindfold ourselves to avoid judging one another?

“…is not a wise man among you, no, not one, who shall be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 corinthians 6:5) This goes to show that sofar the statement, verdict or reproach is made of a clear and objective mind, it is indeed accepted and in some cases needed. If laws were made by sentiments and emotions the society would be in chaos.

Humans are emotional beings and as good as that could be; most of the negative actions are also borne from the same emotions, which is why the law though not perfect stands to curb our excesses.

So when someone tries to emotionally blackmail you with “do not judge”. Look them in the eyes and say “we all do, as much as we’d like to deny it. At least mine is from a place of love”.

(Ps, this is not a license to go around judging people all willy nilly; as I am also a firm believer of mind your business. You are also only allowed to quote me if it is indeed a fair observation).



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3 years ago

Preach 🙌🏽🙌🏽. We now live in a society whereby we sit and allow irrational and uncouth behaviors because we think “No ones a saint” and doesn’t have the right to call out another even though they are wrong. But at the end of the day we all need guidance and corrections to make better decisions for our lives and it should done from a place of love not spite.

muttering minds
3 years ago
Reply to  Bubu

The world’s fastly going wild because at the end of it all “Nobody holy pass”…what a myopic yardstick for assessing human behaviour. smh.

Thank you for reading!

3 years ago

I don’t condone bad behaviour and I won’t shy away from criticizing anybody for fear of being labelled a hater.

But when I criticize, I do it without sounding like a hater. Some people can actually be bitter and judgemental all the name of trying to objectively criticize and when you call them out for hating, they accuse you of not wanting to be corrected.

muttering minds
3 years ago
Reply to  Darius

Hmmmmmm! so true! just like my pastor once said, “make sure you are condemning the problem and not the person” Nice one Mr. D

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