Should we judge before understanding?

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Should we judge before understanding?

I believe that we shouldn't be judging before understanding what the main reason is about the culture itself. For example, we would first think why they might be doing this and also what is the main reason for doing this. In burnet news club our current competition is #41 Picture this! as I was looking at both picture A and B I believe picture A is maybe showing that when people follow a certain culture people will go out of their way by harassing the victim, hurting/mocking the victim's culture but in my opinion people may start cyber-bully other victims for the culture that they do this will both physically and emotionally affect the victim.

Another reason why we shouldn't judge before understanding?

We also shouldn't judge because the culture could be linked to their religion now, me being in a religion that people criticise online and offline they shouldn't be criticising anyone for their beliefs we should not live in a society that we have to criticise anyone and from my last paragraph picture B it is a person who is trying to stop cancel culture issue now when looking at the picture I linked it to religion as that in religion there are lots of cultures in it its self.

My Main Summary Overall

To conclude this I believe that we shouldn't judge before understanding because online and offline harassment can take a long time to heal for both the victim and society.

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Comments (28)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    28 Jun 2021

    A lot of excellent points made here, shining_journalist! What's your best advice to help people become more understanding of others?

    1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg shining_journalist | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Jul 2021

      By making sure that it's like a book because maybe a book is really pretty but it could be horrible about then there is a horrible bookcover but it is actually a good book so we should know that it is the same with humans as well

  • Hammond School logo thankful_tornado | Hammond Junior School C
    29 Jun 2021

    This is well said! Never judge people by the way they look.

  • Hammond School logo delightful_chicken | Hammond Junior School C
    29 Jun 2021

    This is an amazing piece and support your believes. Sometimes when you are religious you can get bullied and in my opinion I also don't think that they should be treated badly, no matter how you are or hat you think you should never get bullied or you should not bullie someone yourself. In conclusion, this is a very well explained piece and hope you do more. Thank you for reading my comment .delightful_chicken.

  • Hammond School logo outgoing_bat | Hammond Junior School C
    29 Jun 2021

    I agree you should never judge someone by what they do and what they look like. The main reasoning about the culture it self. For example at first we would think why they might be doing it and what's the reason for it.

  • Hammond School logo jazzed_beaver | Hammond Junior School C
    29 Jun 2021

    Well done this is a really good post! I agree with you, you shouldn't judge before understanding because if you do and you say something maybe quite mean, and you don't understand what they are saying then you could start a whole argument that didn't need to happen - just because they didn't understand what they were saying and said something mean! Also, even if you do understand and disagree with what they are saying, it still isn't right to be mean and/or judge them because everyone has different opinions! However if they said something racist or just really mean, then maybe it would be ok to ask them why they said that and if they thought it was mean at the time, and just try and get a deeper understanding of whether they were just being mean or if they said something that could have been interpreted to be mean. You are also right when you say that it can take a long time to heal because sometimes even when the argument is over, the people might still be a bit annoyed with each other and can create an everlasting fight with each other! Altogether I really like your post and I think you have done a good job. Well done :)

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      jazzed_beaver's comment 29 Jun 2021

      You have explained this really well, and I think hearing the reasons why people say or think something is really important. Well done!

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_grapefruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    29 Jun 2021

    Great post! This really is going to be a discussion starter! Congrats shining_journalist.
    Nice in answer to your title/question: Should we judge before understanding.
    I don’t think we should judge before understanding as you don’t know the other persons point of view and you don’t know let’s say ur the person said something and you don’t agree with it- you don’t know if they meant it or not. Judging before understanding can happen very blindly or on purpose. In cancel culture I think people judge a lot before understanding because they could accuse someone if something when they actually see it in a different way.
    I also don’t think it’s right to judge before understanding because it can be very unfair and you may see something in a worse way then it is.
    Also again congrats shining_journalist

    1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg shining_journalist | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
      buzzing_grapefruit's comment 01 Jul 2021

      Thank you so much for your feedback about my post

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_dove | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom
    30 Jun 2021

    I agree with you shining_journalist because many people who are cancelled some of it is to do with religion and you shouldn't bully anyone on their beliefs because everyone is different and what they believe or do may be different to what you believe and do as nobody is ever going to be the same and we are all unique. Overall I really liked your post it was amazing.

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy hopeful_shark | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe people should always get a better understanding of something before joining an argument. If someone said something by mistake, for example, and you were told differently, you'd end up feeling guilty for cancelling that person without knowing the full story.

  • Cheam Park logo rhetorical_orange | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2021

    I believe that you should always understand the situation before judging the situation!!!

  • Manor Park logo cultured_seagull | Manor Park Primary Academy | United Kingdom
    02 Jul 2021

    I agree that we should not judge at first. We should always try and understand what people are going through

  • Lyons Hall Primary School authentic_currant | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    04 Jul 2021

    I agree with your points and your perspective of this topic. We should always try to understand what people are going through

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    05 Jul 2021

    This is a great post shining_journalist, well done!! You've also made me think about writing another post. I also agree with you when you said that we shouldn't judge before understanding because we might get the wrong idea of what we're reading which might lead to a person getting cancelled for no reason. Well done for also being on the editors picks!

  • Hammond School logo productive_fig | Hammond Junior School A
    05 Jul 2021


  • Lyons Hall Primary School terrific_cymbals | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    06 Jul 2021

    we have to understand before we judge ,if you critisize people on how they look you wont get to know them

  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom
    07 Jul 2021

    eager_reflection here,
    I think that people should not judge before understanding. This is because they might not have seen the full story and could have made a decision that they wouldn't have done if they knew exactly what happened. Before judging, you should be able to understand both sides of the story, otherwise your decision could be unfair towards one side. You will need information and evidence to make a fair decision. For example, before you cancel someone, you need to question yourself before you take action. Someone could have said one sentence against another person, but ask yourself if you can trust them. People can cancel someone because someone else has told them that they should with only one reason why. I would look more into the story so I understand it more. If you understand the whole story after you have made a decision, it might be too late to change what you have done. The saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' reminds me of this. You mustn't overlook the important parts of a story. Before you cancel someone, you should ask them to tell you their side of the story. If you judge before understanding, it could cause someone to lose their job and could possibly end their career, in extreme circumstances. Their mental health will also suffer badly. By not having the patience to understand the whole picture, you could cause unnecessary conflict between other people.
    Good job shining_journalist for writing such an insightful post,
    Thanks for reading.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      eager_reflection's comment 07 Jul 2021

      This is great advice, eager_reflection!

  • Lyons Hall Primary School exhilarated_maths | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    08 Jul 2021

    No I believe you should never judge people because like shining jurnalist said even if someone looks horrible from the outside they could actually be the nicest person you've met.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dedicated_starfruit | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    08 Jul 2021

    We can't judge before understanding because you don't know if the person's your new boss or someone with high authority. I wouldn't dare because you don't know how much that person has done for you.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School responsible_conclusion | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    08 Jul 2021

    I think you should never judge someone before you get to find out more about them. I think this because they might be a really kind person but you are disliking them before finding out more about them.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School miraculous_orca | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    09 Jul 2021

    We should not judge before understanding. It is unfair to judge people without understand what they did and how they act. If they are unkind or saying something offensive I think they should be cancelled but only after you told them the reason there getting cancelled however if it is just something you disagree with like a opinion that you don’t like they should not get cancelled because every one have the right to say what they like so they shouldn’t get cancelled even if it was offensive they should just get a warning or get there account banned on social media.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School open_meerkat | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    09 Jul 2021

    I don’t think you should judge people

  • Lyons Hall Primary School quick_argument | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    09 Jul 2021

    You should never judge before understanding because if u judge something or someone and u don’t understand what is going on then you could say something that could either hurt someone of what you are saying or you could tell a lie and it goes every where about something that isn’t true

  • Lyons Hall Primary School logical_wolf | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    09 Jul 2021

    We should understand people before we judge, so we can get to know them because looks aren’t key.So get to know the personality first

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