― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
I have been trying very hard to watch my thoughts and try to make them neutral at the very least. I grew up in a church that bred judgmental behavior. Even though I haven't gone to that church in 20 years, it was ingrained in me. My mom was the worst offender. She's gotten a lot better about it as I've gotten older and made it clear that I don't accept her judgments. But I imagine she's just keeping her opinion to herself rather than changing her opinion altogether.