People don't like to be judged. They always feel that others' judgement is incorrect, because the folks doing the judging are seeing only a small piece of the big picture, and with biased eyes and brains.
And they are right.
On the other hand, these same people, virtually all people, love to judge others. They're convinced they know what they're talking about... they're convinced they are right.
How much do you judge others? How convinced are you that you are right? Shake off that ego and try to be honest now! ;-)
But study just a bit o' psychology or neuroscience... or get to know how a professional magician works their "magic"... and you will realize your senses, and your brain, are not very reliable at all. No matter how awesome you believe you are.
Study the most successful people in the world, those who do something big with their brilliance, and you'll note that one trait they all share is constantly questioning that they see, think, and believe.
The moment you settle into what you think you know, in fact, is the moment you start dying.
One of the smartest things you could EVER do, therefore, is seriously doubt and question everything you believe. The more deeply you believe it, the more you should doubt and question it.
But maybe you're not in the mood to be smart. Maybe you want to go on judging others -- but not wanting to be judged by others -- which actually makes your life, and the lives of those around you, considerably more miserable.
And that's your choice.
The marketers of crappy TV shows and crappy products, and crooked politicians on both the left and right, need not-so-smart people who are stubborn and trapped in their beliefs to take advantage of anyway. Without the rigid and judgmental types, they'd make no money and have no jobs.
Meanwhile, for those smart enough to question everything they think they see and hear, and most important to question their own beliefs, know this:
The one constant throughout human history is that we have always ended being WRONG. Wrong about everything. Think about it. Even in the realm of science... especially in that realm... no theory has ever been proven "correct." Some inch us closer to the truth, but science -- and human history -- is ever-evolving precisely because we are never quite right.
With that noted, enjoy the picture of the lamp above and share it with your friends. Because it is one hot lamp. ;-)