Opinion or Judgement?


Opinion and judgement. Is there a difference?

Yesterday I asked a question that’s been on my mind for a while.

What’s the difference between an opinion and a judgement?

One seems less commanding, open to change, and can be softened with concluding words “that’s just my opinion”.

The other seems final, filled with connotations of righteousness and is never used in the conversation itself. Can you imagine finishing your sentence with “that’s just my judgement”?

You’re likely to be told to take your judgement and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

I’ve always been careful not to judge people. Everyone has their story. Everyone has their reason why they say what they say and do what they do. Who are we to judge?

Yet here I am writing blog posts about women who wear white pants. Hence my pondering; am I voicing my opinion or casting judgement? It does matter to me.

When is it okay to say what you think and when should you keep your opinion to yourself?

And tell me, with this post, am I judging the word judgement, or is this merely my opinion?

See? It’s confusing!

This post, and this case, is still open for judgement.

About Sue McKay

Loving life as I boldly go where I've never been before. I'm a writer, photographer, greeting card designer and business owner of Kick It To Me Enterprises who has grand visions involving my Nikon, some surfers and my blog.

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