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Arianna Huffington’s THRIVE GLOBAL welcomes Liz Pryor as contributor. Liz’s first piece on judgment below. There are certain life credos that most of us have been hearing ever since we can remember. Some of them we don’t argue because we’re sure of their promised value. Don’t judge others for instance-yes, we’ve heard it, we get it, we know it. In fact we’ve heard it so often we know it as well as we know to say we’re sorry when we behave badly, or to help someone who is hurting. Whether we judge or not, the awareness of the concept is engrained in who we are. And in a rare and beautiful way we collectively agree with it. Why then, with such a handle on the concept of the judgment of others, does it seem so incredibly, wildly okay for us to judge ourselves? We simply ignore the lifelong messaging and…