"When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself." Earl Nightingale
We're judging machines, constantly evaluating those around us. Are they safe? Will they hurt me? Do I trust him?
Like vertebral subluxation, this is a survival strategy designed to protect us. Like subluxation, self preservation can create its own pathology. The result can be a feeling of "less than" that surrenders our worthiness. Or its opposite, a superiority that objectifies and minimizes others.
In other words, we don't see others as they are. We see them as we are.
The good news is that we can choose to see others in a new light. Not better. Not worse. Just different. With their own problems, hopes, fears and accomplishments.
Careful that you avoid judging patients based on their education, career, race, gender, clothing, the car they drive or more commonly, the value they place on their health.