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THE TRUTH ABOUT JUDGMENT

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Judgment: n. achieving a conclusion which is frequently impulsively based upon subjective and/or objective facts where objective facts should be dominant if it becomes a conclusion with a high degree of truthfulness

Most of us make many more relatively impulsive judgments forming opinions and reacting to the humans and environment around us.

If we are not engineers or technologists only sometimes do we meticulously gather as many objective facts as possible and make decisions or judgments based on them.

Most of our lives are dependent on the manipulation of emotionally biased subjective facts and opinions and making rather subjective decisions and judgments based on them.

 

Judgments made in court are supposed to be objective by telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. The reality is that there is frequently much hearsay evidence by unreliable witnesses, enough untrue testimony, and biased professional opinion which makes true justice impossible to arrive at.

 

Convictions and sentencing is ballpark justice and sometimes injustice since big money and experienced lawyers play a dominant role in determining guilt or innocence. White collar fraud with large amounts of money involved rarely gets justly prosecuted and there are frequently minimal fines and rare prison terms associated with the fraud.

 

Politicians almost never make objective decisions but base their judgments on monied dominant special interests and majority emotionally biased opinions or beliefs held by their constituency.

Decision: n. making an opinion and/or judgment after some thought and/or inquiry

Whether or not we know it when we say something or do something we are frequently making impulsive and infrequently logical judgments about how to proceed. When we make decisions we frequently take time out to think about what to do or say.

We have been conditioned with good and bad habits and views of the world which greatly influence the impulsive and carefully considered judgments which we make in life.

Impulsive judgments dominate our lives because few of us have the luxury of taking time out to think about what we are going to do or say next. Our experiences in life have been stored in deep sub conscious memory and it guides most of our daily behavior. Yes, there are jobs which require much more logical thinking than usual but they are rather infrequent in the world of the common human.

The more impulsive your judgments are the more you handicap yourself with an inability to take time out to consider all the perhaps better alternative behaviors which you could be doing. Being too spontaneous is OK for low level jobs but if you are in a complex job which requires much reasoning or thinking then your spontaneity will be a handicap.

Judge not lest ye be judged is not very good advice because we make judgments every day of our lives and it is our responsibility to become better judges with more experience, useful knowledge and skills about humans and things. Being a good judge is basically knowing what is the right or wrong thing to say or do in any given circumstance and doing the right thing.

Are you a good judge of character? If you are looking for and favor honest, sincere, dependable, and basically trustworthy humans then you are a good judge of character. If you randomly pick friends and relationships and hope to get lucky in finding a good one then you are probably a bad judge of character.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PLEASURE

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Pleasure: n. sensing a sensation which the brain subjectively judges to be good and is what most people desire to experience in various degrees of intensity

Objectively the pleasure which you sense may not be the best thing for you in the long duration such as a drug high which feels good but can devastate your life if you become addicted. Some masochists find pleasure in pain so their brain is dysfunctional and needs rewiring from an objective point of view.

Some hedonists devote their lives to the pursuit of pleasure in all its deviant forms and frequently live to regret their unwise choices. Doing only what feels good is an irrational highly emotional view of life which is devoid of logic and prior human experience about the right way to be living life among other humans.

Our pleasure seeking minds must be disciplined to avoid bad pleasures in favor of good pleasures. Morality and reason helps us to differentiate between the good and bad and good role models are the key to doing so successfully.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BIAS

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Bias: n. a subjective personal favoritism for a subset(s)

We all have a personal way of thinking and doing things which all depends on our individual experiences, beliefs, and opinions and this is called personal bias or subjectivity. Someone from a different culture or background may have many biases which are much different than our own so we should learn to respect those biases and not always try to prove that our biases are the only ones to have.

Most conflicts, arguments, and misunderstandings stem from the fact that humans have different biases which have to be dealt with in a sometimes diplomatic way and not through an outright assault on emotionally deeply felt biases. A challenge to deeply held biases will be met with sometimes ferocious defensive actions and you should learn to communicate in a way which will not inflame those biases which sometimes may also be called prejudices.

Biases not grounded in many facts but emotionally deeply felt are the hardest to deal with because reason, logic, and relevant facts will frequently not be convincing enough to change those biases. The media, politics in general, religion, and sports is frequently not something which you can talk logically about because they are strongly held emotional beliefs frequently not based on many facts and subject to very little change.

If a human has very many biases different than your own then the probability that you can have a successful intimate relationship with that human are very slim. If you have a relationship it will probably be a very tempestuous and rather unsatisfactory one.

A scientific bias is preferable to a non scientific one but you have to be careful about statistics which can lead to inaccurate conclusions because there is no one to one correspondence with frequently vaguely defined variables. The scientific method is not very useful in human affairs because empathy, anger, frustration, revenge, poverty, discrimination, love, hate, etc is poorly defined and does not lend itself to manipulation with mathematical formulas. You can’t prove morality mathematically and test it in a laboratory.

Science will never prove the necessity for a secular moral code or morality for humans so that they can peacefully interact with one another in society. A moral code for young impressionable minds is necessary so that humans react impulsively in life situations and don’t always have to be asking -is what I am about to do right or wrong?

The questioning scientific approach to situation ethics is dysfunctional because it is so relative and almost any situation can be justified under certain circumstances. The end frequently justifies the means and this is a morally corrupt way of running the world of human affairs.

Except in emergency situations it should be immoral to destroy biodiversity, lie, be inefficient, steal, be adulterous if married, and murder. Prove that mathematically and scientifically in a lab. You can’t!!!!!! But you can try to get a consensus in society that a secular moral code is a good thing to teach young impressionable minds.

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