I have been described at various times as a seat belt nazi, the anti-drinking nazi, the anti-smoking nazi, and heck, probably some other things that have been said out of earshot. I admit I am a judgmental bastard. I know the whole judge not lest ye be judged bit, but judging others is part of human nature, but when you take it to extremes it does get to be a problem.
When I see someone taking smoke breaks or drinking a lot or drinking when I know they have to drive, yeah I judge them for it. It shows how out of control or irresponsible they are. I know the argument, it's my body, I can do what I want with it, but what does it say about how you care for your loved ones? I lost my Grandfather to cancer, and aunt and several friends to drinking, I am loosing a dog I love dearly to cancer, working as an EMT I got to see people dead in car wrecks that they could have lived through if they had worn a seat belt. Yeah, it's your body, but it's the people you leave behind that have to deal with the loss, if no one loves you or relies on you for support, then sure go kill yourself.
"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions" - Dorothy Day
You want people to see you as responsible or in control, show them, you want them to see you as a child or as reckless, you can show them that too, and far too many are showing just how reckless and irresponsible they are.
4 Jan 2011 12:00:00
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