Which made me wonder: Are they becoming more critical of others or am I just becoming more judgmental and critical of them?
Or have we all always been judgmental and negative and I am only now beginning to notice?
On a tangential note, true story:
A gentleman asked my mother at church the other day how she was doing.Do you think me telling that story was judgmental?
"I didn't sleep well last night," she told him. "That happens a lot lately and I don't feel good the next day."
He nodded understandingly.
"I have trouble sleeping, too," he told her. "I complained to my doctor and he asked if I watch FOX News. I said yes, and he told me to stop watching FOX News. I told him I can't, I'm addicted to it."
My mother told him she also watches FOX News and can't stop.
And thereby hangs an American tragedy.