We’re all judgmental. That’s just a fact. If you have an opinion about anything you judge. That’s the way it works. We’re always judging.
Sometimes we even judge people for being judgmental, in some weird round robin kind of thing. But we do judge.
Usually, we keep judgment in check by letting it swirl in our brains but not come out of our mouths. Or our keyboards. But sometimes….
I’m a work in progress
I’m a generally kind person but from time to time I can be a complete failure in managing my inner WTF, after which I am consumed by shame for a period of time. Because voicing a not-so-nice judgment isn’t in keeping with my nature. It doesn’t feel right. As of course, it shouldn’t.
I can still feel shame over a few judgments I wish I’d kept to myself. It’s not that anyone was hurt by it, just that it didn’t reflect my heart. In those cases, I should have done a better job of keeping my WTF in.
There’s a lot of judgment being slung around now and as one of my Facebook friends commented, one political side comes armed with guns and the other with coffeecakes. That is, until a crazy Bernie Sanders guy opened fire. WTF, indeed.
My inner WTF is working overtime these days
Many of our inner WTFs have been working overtime as we observe what’s going on in our nation. Some of it is so absolutely beyond the pale that we simply must let our inner WTF out, I get it. I mean, in what world is it ok for the so-called leader of the free world to respond late and tepidly to the throat-slitting deaths of kind people defending another human being? Or to insult the mayor of a city trying to deal with the aftermath of a horrific terrorist attack?
WTF moments, for sure. I get it.
I don’t know about you, but I do get tired of seeing all the vicious insults on social media on both sides. Since I managed my feed so that I see no idiotic Trump support posts (note my judgment here), I mostly see Trump opposition posts. And while I agree with them. I worry that we are guilty of all talk and no action and therefore things won’t change.
We MUST take that energy that’s going into making and posting anti-Trump sentiments and memes and work on midterm elections in swing areas. We need to get a majority in the House. We need to stop some of these crazy policies that madman is pushing that can’t be enacted without legislative approval.
A lot less talk, a lot more action
We aren’t going to do that by continuing to shout WTF???!! Or any other insult. Oh I get why. I’ve insulted him on social media, myself. Not often, but I have. Still, I know it won’t get us anywhere.
We’re going to get there by donating money, stuffing proverbial envelopes, sending emails, contacting our representatives and canvassing before midterms.
I’d like to see fewer anti-Trump memes in my social media feeds and more stories of actions being taken and suggestions for actions the rest of us can take.
This started because I was feeling guilty about a judgment I let out a few years go. Not a political one. But in a shameful WTF moment of its own, this post what it turned into.
Funny how that works.