As much as I am a superhero nutnut, I was never a fan of Batman. That all changed after I watched Gotham.
Before I really knew how Batman came to be, I made a snap judgement about him & then only saw what I wanted to see.
How many times do you look at someone & make a snap judgement about who they are & what they're doing, without even knowing anything about their life?
Everyone snap judges. They're just thoughts.
What makes them harmful, is when you hold that thought & cultivate it, making up stories & finding "facts" to prove yourself right.
You don't know how that person came to be & unless you know them intimately, personally - you can never know. Other people's opinions are just that - opinions.
Do you judge groups of people - rich or poor, or just anyone who doesn't think the same way as you?
Again, snap judgements happen. Thoughts come & go...if we let them.
They're only harmful when we hold on to them, make a movie about them in our heads, giving that thought power & making it reality.
You're the sum of your thoughts, so instead of judgement, perhaps turn the lens inwards & think, "What can I do to make a positive impact & difference?"
We may not be able to control what's happening on the outside but we can control how we think & how we act.