“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” | J Krishnamurthi.
Our natural instincts tend to have us overdo evaluation and under-do observation. They also push us to conflate both by attempting to do both at the same time.
There’s a time to observe and a time to evaluate. And, learning to keep observation and evaluation separate in our thinking and communication is a superpower because it enables us to have consistently productive and constructive conversations.
Next step for myself: Learn how to better separate the two. :-)
(H/T Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg)