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    17 Things All Judgmental People Secretly Do, As Told By Owls

    Pettiness is a hoot.

    1. You try to give the impression that you’re non-judgmental and open-minded, but you know that secretly, you’re judging the hell out of everybody.

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    You just can't help yourself.

    2. Sometimes your judgment is justified, like when you see someone tip only $5 on a $150 restaurant bill.

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    Come on, man. Seriously?

    3. But let’s be honest: Most of the time, you’re just judging other people for the sake of judging.

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    It's like your hobby.

    4. You’re constantly reminding yourself to be more sympathetic, because other people have problems and struggles that you are not privy to.

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    "Be a better, kinder person today."

    5. But then you hear someone pronounce "nuclear" as "new-cue-ler," and you can feel your eye start to twitch.

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    "THERE'S ONLY ONE U IN THAT WORD."

    6. You have tried, without success, to remember that other people's business is not your business, and you should stay out of it.

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    Not your circus, not your monkey.

    7. Until you see someone air out their personal drama on social media.

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    "Oh, that's juicy as hell."

    8. The worst part of starting a new job is that you don’t immediately have an equally petty work friend to gossip with.

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    9. So there’s no one to turn to when you find out that your boss’s favourite movie is Prometheus.

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    "But that movie was GARBAGE."

    10. The second you see someone on Facebook get engaged, you instantly scrutinize the proposal, the ring, and any other detail you can find.

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    "I mean, sure, if you're into that kind of thing..."

    11. And it's a constant struggle to keep your real feelings off of your face when an acquaintance debuts a new, less-than-ideal haircut.

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    "Oh, it looks so... different!"

    12. Not to mention when someone you know has a baby and gives it a name that you think is ridiculous.

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    "'Atticus'? Really?"

    13. You don't want to be involved in the drama, but lordy, do you love to watch it unfold.

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    14. Deep down, you know it isn’t nice to pass judgment on people, but it just feels so good sometimes.

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    Their tribulations sustain you.

    15. Not that you’ll ever let anyone know your true feelings — except your closest, most trusted, and equally judgmental friends.

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    Your group texts are ruthless.

    16. Because the last thing you want is for people to find out all the shit you're thinking about them.

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    That would be your literal nightmare.

    17. But... every once in a while, a terrifying thought will hit you: “I wonder what people are saying about me?”

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