From a distance. The kind of judgment you pass about Rihanna’s song choices at the Super Bowl. The kind you make about the Game of Thrones ending. Doesn’t really affect you all that much.
Up close and personal. When we are directly hurt by the actions of others. This is the distracted driver who hits the back of our car.
It’s worth examining whether we are being critical of others because of how it affects our lives or are we choosing to be critical cause we are seeking something else (status)?