When ever we judge someone we judge ourselves because we forget that we are all connected. I have learned through my time studying to be a teacher that teachers seem to judge others more than most. This creates a division and a lack of trust which makes it almost impossible to teach to a deep level. I do not believe in teaching in the traditional sense. I believe that the student knows intrisically what they need / desire to learn at any given point in time and the teacher is simply a facilitator. All the teacher needs to do is provide the student the information or learning opportunity they desire.
Anyhow heading back to the topic, I would like to say a few more things as this has been on my mind and my heart for some time. Please remember that everyone has their own path and learns in their own way. We can not force anyone to learn what we have learned and in fact in attempting to do this we may push them in the wrong direction, we can provide opportunities to learn but intrinsic learning is the most rewarding and is really the learning that sticks. Intrinsic means that it comes within - it is it's own reward.
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In regards to judging, please reserve judgement, there is no way we can know what others have gone through in their life, we can not know what has motivated their decisions and their path in life, most people are rather justified in their choices, compassion requires us to reserve judgement. I know this is biblical cliche but "judge not, lest others judge you" is one of the pearls. In judging others we do indeed judge ourselves, look at the things that irritate you - why are you judging this person for some apparent weakness or poor decision? Is it because you too made that same poor decision in your life and you wish to help or is it that you are also guilty of the same shortcomings thus resent it in others subconsciously?
There is a lot to this judging thing than meets the eye.
All I ask is that you think about it. Don't just react - if you find yourself judging someone, think about why you are judging them. We are all interconnected, always remember this.
cosmic cuddles - love you all