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Category Archives: Nonjudgment

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: My Friend Is Bankrupting Herself. Should I Speak Up?

posted by Joshua on April 2, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “My Friend Is Bankrupting Herself. Should I Speak Up?” I’ve been friends with “Cindy” for 15 years. She’s in her early 60s and never married. Because of job stress, she took early retirement[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?

posted by Joshua on March 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?” A few years ago, before my father died, my two brothers and I were going through his things with him. He wanted to have[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?

posted by Joshua on March 19, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?” My brother and I suspect that our sister-in-law has either embellished the extent of our niece’s food allergy or made it up completely.[…] Keep reading →

Judgment is automatic, what you do with it is your choice

posted by Joshua on March 16, 2017 in Awareness, Nature, Nonjudgment

People are so quick and smug to say, “You shouldn’t judge so much” or that they don’t judge. Next time you notice yourself judging, try to notice if you chose to create that feeling of judgment or if the feeling happened without conscious intent. The involuntary part I haven’t experienced how anyone’s mind works but[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?

posted by Joshua on March 5, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?” While traveling with my daughter and granddaughters, I booked an Uber car to go to the airport. When I got in the car, I smelled[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?

posted by Joshua on February 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?” I am caught between competing ethical requirements. I am a mental-health professional with substantial experience; some people call me an expert. I recently expanded my private-practice[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What’s a Liberal to Do When His Spouse Is a Trump Zealot?

posted by Joshua on February 19, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What’s a Liberal to Do When His Spouse Is a Trump Zealot?” My wife and I have been married for more than 30 years. We have always had political differences — she leans[…] Keep reading →