Musings A to Z Challenge: J

Challenge:  Write a short paragraph (100 words or less) daily on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.


Political correctness has made some people afraid to judge rightly, so judgement may carry a negative connotation; for that reason, I prefer the word discernment, though in many ways they are synonymous.  Both enable me to see through the smoke screens of situations or people and get to the core; they both help me to choose between right and wrong, and decide which way to go on grey issues.  Judgement, like discernment, is a muscle that becomes stronger by exercising it and weaker if it falls out of use; the more we utilize them, the easier they become to wield.



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4 responses to “Musings A to Z Challenge: J

  1. tmezpoetry

    Yes, love it 🙂

  2. Judgment. Yeesh. Hard word to take on. You do so directly and with insight. I prefer discernment, too. Not to skate judging–sometimes that’s needed. Not to determine the state of someone’s soul but to know, when necessary, how to size up something (a new person or simply the news) to respond to (or initiate), as needed. Thank you for being clearer than I!

  3. Exactly! And thank you for the compliment. 🙂

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