Category Archives: Judgementalism

Judge people by what they are as individuals

As part of an experiment, a group of white New Yorkers were briefly shown a picture of a man in overalls holding a knife and mugging another man dressed in a suit. One of the men was white, the other … Continue reading

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Reflect on the ‘Maggies’

Hidden away in a Dublin park is a bench with a plaque that says: ‘To the women who worked in the Magdalen laundry institutions — reflect here upon their lives.’ The Magdalen laundries, named after Mary Magdalene, belonged to an … Continue reading

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Salt of the earth

Sodium is an extremely active element that always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its unpleasant smell. However, when sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride … Continue reading

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Useless, but beautiful

The Chinese have a story about a carpenter and his apprentice resting in the shade of a huge, gnarled oak tree. ‘Do you know why this tree is so big and beautiful?’ the carpenter asked. The apprentice shook his head. … Continue reading

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No slackers wanted

The newly appointed CEO of Arcelor Mittal Steel a few years ago was determined to purge the company of slackers. One morning he noticed a young man leaning against a wall. So, to show he meant business, he asked him … Continue reading

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