Why It’s Okay To Judge People

by Ally Batista

Yeah, I know. We’re supposed to be accepting and kind and always keep the little thought in the back of our minds that we don’t actually know what has happened in people’s lives to lead them to act the way that they do.

This is what’s socially acceptable. Politically correct, if you will. I’m here to tell you that this is bullshit. You don’t have to be kind and accepting all of the time. It’s perfectly okay to judge people at first glance, and I’m going to tell you why.

People are fucking weird, okay? We’re a weird ass species and we do weird things and some people are weirder than others. Some people like to “express” themselves, so they claim. They do whatever weird things they’re accustomed to doing and back it up by saying that they’re just expressing themselves.

That’s fine, express away, but I’m here to tell you that I’m going to judge you and so is everyone else you walk past on the street later this afternoon. Don’t dye your hair fourteen different shades of purple and turquoise and expect me to not judge you and wonder, “What the fuck were you thinking?”

Don’t be wearing a jean skirt, black leggings, and rolled over Ugg boots in 2012 and not expect for every person who passes you to silently be mocking your stupidity in their minds. Don’t walk around exclaiming things other people cannot understand the point and or engage in behavior that only seems appropriate to you and no one else.

If you can’t picture any of these people I’m ranting about, take a stroll outside of Elite Daily’s offices in the city for a mere two minutes, and you’ll know exactly who I'm referencing.

Don’t feel alienated if you’re one of these extremely weird people, somewhat normal people get judged too. Every time I glance over at any given person throughout the day I have a judgmental thought go through my mind, whether I know you or not. I don’t discriminate.

It’s not even all about how you look. Yes, it’s easiest to judge someone based on what they’re wearing or on their mannerisms, but I’ll go so far as to say that it’s more than okay to judge someone based on their actions. Who said this wasn’t okay? Why are people so concerned about judging others and then becoming offended when they realize they are being judged as well?

My point is, you’d be lying to yourself and me if you said that you don’t judge people. Yeah, I get it, you have Tupac’s “Only God Can Judge Me” tattooed on your upper back, but I guarantee you judge people more than I do. Everyone does it, so let’s stop beating around the bush and stop acting like we’re this kind and accepting species.

We’re not. We’re rude and we’re mean and I personally respect people who are outwardly rude and judgmental, because I at least know they’re being real. All of the rest of you are hiding the fact that you are just as judgmental as us rude ones over here, and I’m sick of it. Judge big, or go home.

Marie Reynolds | Elite.

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