When giving judgments, opinions or criticisms, always support them with proofs and evidences. Yes we should enjoy our freedom. However, it doesn’t mean we are already free to give biased words to anyone. Whether you tell it on Facebook, Twitter, on your blog or anywhere else online or offline, judgment must always be just.
It doesn’t mean you can say everything you are already enjoying your freedom. Prudence must always be observed because prudence gives us freedom. Carefulness makes us free from errors and biases. If you say everything you want or you think, then you cannot be free – you cannot be free from mistakes and misjudgments.
Judgments should also go along with humility. This is to not make your judgment or opinion looks like a self-boasting. Opinions should uplift the person who’s receiving it, not the one who’s giving it.
If you are a habitual critic, make sure to also have the habit of bringing your weighing scale. In other words, always reflect on the both sides to come up with a better judgment. Also bring with you a stethoscope to feel the person you are criticizing. Just like a doctor giving prescription, a thorough test should first be conducted.
A judgment must give encouragement instead of discouragement. That is why we should be gentle and have compassion.
We never know what’s exactly happening to a certain person.
We never suffer what he is exactly suffering.
We never know we might be facing a person who badly needs a little hope.
And if we get a little rude or careless, we never know we might destroy that little hope.
Therefore, learn how to justify your judgments.