We are all guilty of it! Judgment is something that is all around us and with the immense pressure from our peers, society, and the media to be “perfect” and to “fit in” it creates a culture around critiquing those that think, act or look different to what is seen as “acceptable”.
The more we judge people the worse it gets and eventually, our minds are filled with little voices screaming nasty words about everyone around us.
This is such a vicious cycle that starts with us looking at others but eventually we become so aware of our own harsh thoughts that we become paranoid of what people must think of us.
One of the first steps in learning to accept ourselves is actually to accept the people around us as they are and not how we would like them to be. To become compassionate towards others and take a new stance of kindness and acceptance.