The Unavoidable Necessity to Make Judgments

In last week’s Takimag column, the critical doctor explains the indisputable fact that all of us must make judgments during the course of our lives.

Judgment, as Hippocrates said a long time ago with regard to medicine, is uncertain; and yet we must exercise it, for life is judgment. Those who claim not to make judgments are always making a self-congratulatory meta-judgment, as it were: that it is a great and glorious thing, indicative of largeness of heart, not to judge. But judge we must, for we have always to choose between alternatives.

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