Judgmental, but not controlling

For all my faults, I am not a controlling person.

I notice that things others do, things which don’t bother me in the slightest, drive some people nearly insane. I look and try to figure out what the exact problem is, but all I see is “they are doing something I don’t like!!

As long as a person isn’t archating, I’m going to be pretty much OK with whatever they do. (If they are archating, then it’s my business because violating anyone violates everyone.) Sure, I might recognize that what they are doing isn’t something I would do, and I might even consider it disgusting or immoral, but I’m not going to get bent out of shape over it.

But in most cases I see, it’s nothing even that serious.

Whether it’s a neighbor who hasn’t mowed in ages (I can be guilty of that myself), or who has a lot of (what I see as) junk in his yard, or a house with “too many cars”, or “possibly illegal” Mexicans living a couple houses down. Whatever.

I really see no reason to start trying to tell them how to live.

It strikes me as strange when others think any of those things are their business, and I see it as wrong when they sic the State on them in order to have their opinions forced on others.  


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