Philosophy in Justice, Hope and Vision


Mrs. T. SUBHA M.A., B.Ed.


          Judgement is something, which is able and willing, to say that some ideas or actions are better than others. Good judgement recognizes the risks and benefits of different options. It provides making a call to action.

          Judgement makes sense only within a set of values or objectives. Hence it requires clarity about what we are trying to accomplish and why. Only in this context we can weigh possibilities and prioritise them. Judgement recognizes that, at times, it can stand against something. It allows us to say that some paths lead us to a better place and some cause harm.

          People who cultivate openness and humility often are wary of judgement, because judgement wrongly applied can be sanctimonious or narrow. But when informed by openness and humility, judgment allows us to move forward.

          Good judgement combined with intelligence, information and insight is what constitutes as having wisdom. Therefore, in conclusion, wisdom is having the knowledge, the insight and the good judgement to discern what is right and true.


          The concept of judgment had started in the early ages. We are all aware of Ramayanam. Due to the false judgment of Kooni, Raman was sent to the forest for 14 years. Eventually, the same false judgement was made by Raman because of the rumors created by the people and Sitha was sent to the forest permanently. Due to the false judgement Raman could not live with his children.

          In the present situation, the lack of ability of parents and teachers to judge the children on grounds of knowledge and procuring marks in the board exam brings forth adverse consequences. The innate talent of every child should be instigated rather than making them “Mark Machines” and proving to be “Good for nothing”. Hence the fake judgement of people especially the educated lands in the failure of many children from attaining their goals.

          A true incident depicts the wisdom of a little child when compared to its mother. A child had two apples. When the mother asked the child to give her one, it bit both the apples. The mother got disgusted with its behavior. In a second, the child gave an apple to the mother telling that it wanted to give the one which was tastier; so that the mother would feel happy. The mother felt ashamed of her false judgement of her own child.

          This proves that sometimes a superficial gaze is deceptive. Hence every child is a gift and its prosperity lies in the hands of the parents and teachers.

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