Wisdom to Joy - Evaluate vs. Put Down
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Evaluate vs. Put Down

Evaluate vs. Put Down - Wisdom Leading to Joy, Inner-standing of Spirituality

Dispassionate evaluations with reason are essential in life. People often attach an emotional put-down to anything they don’t like or have decided against. Put-downs of people are hurtful and have been used to control human behavior for centuries. Put-downs are intended to hurt, and to lower the esteem of the target. However, put-downs are ineffective when the target has high self-esteem. Separating out the hurtful emotion from a factual statement, and accepting any truth while rejecting the put-down emotion, can help avoid being hurt or manipulated by put-downs. We shine the light of truth on our emotions, keeping our self-esteem and helping us to avoid putting down others. Put-downs are emotional weapons to be used with great responsibility and care.
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Current revision: January 22nd, 2020 (first version 2019 September). New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.
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About Put-downs

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How to Deflect Put-downs

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Evaluating Without Put-downs

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When to Use Put-downs

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Referenced works:
Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) Ch. 12, p. 10-0
Wisdom leading to joy, Cognitive perception of spirituality and the spiritual path, Principles for healthy human societies, Focusing on goodness
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