I don't think judging individuals gets us very far.
It does if you look at other subjects.
Some (and using the loosely here) do judge people by crimes they commit.
We do send messages that certain behavior is not acceptable in our society (pedophiles, etc)- we send messages that society does not look favorable on certain personal behaviors as well. So I would say it is more easy for certain things vs simply acknowledging and keeping quiet on others.
It's easy to say don't kill someone vs now think, wait, plan and have that baby later or now get your life better before you have another.
Also in other parts of society - a job, you are judged, by showing up (at the basic level job) long term commitment, experience, corporation, etc - you get judged and some even get advanced based on other's judgement of you.
ETA- I would take it a step further and say if you have spent your life not being judged and understanding that others to that, you will have a difficult time in the work force and keeping a job. Ability and who you are, how you conduct your life plays a big role in a job. I see that as judgement and like or not are judged.
The transition to adulthood is difficult for some of us.
it can also be when you don't have to move there at any pace and can take years and years and no one say anything negative about it to you
I don't know how to make private companies stop creaeting shows that advertise for kids to have babies.
I certainly feel many parents find it EASY to allow the easy way in so many aspects of their child's life (again Kathy made this point with what she had posted about how certain segments of society rear children with different values and expectations) - easy is just that easy! Not having a hard talk and wondering when they are 30 why they are hanging with 20 year olds and acting like a "kid" and the grandparent is home watching the grand-chidlren all weekend.
Also if there was no one watching these show, but we love this crap! If we (general society) see some over-weight (or morbid) it makes us look thin- again, it's easy- it's an easy mindset, no one is demanding seeing shows about a family committed to growing/living organically - change comes from demand and we are taking the easy way out on many topics.
If it makes you feel any better, outside of the US people are vastly harder on people who are overweight.
I can think of some real good that would come of it if we did deal more with this and the trend is going the opposite, certainly it is not helping, I feel we are taking some non-judging and making dangerous mistakes-IMO
http://www.oprah.com/own-our-america-lisa-ling/our-america-lisa-ling.html beyond tragic - IMO and hard to watch!