In a normal day many of us tend to make judgments as to right or wrong. It seems that around election time the right or wrong dichotomy becomes even more visible. The media and the political parties push us to select one side or the other, and most of them want us to ignore the middle.
Shortly after joining my first job out of college, one of the senior engineers, Dan Sinto, told me something that stuck with me to this date. Life is not about black or white, but about all the greys in between.
The best way to make progress is for all of us to find the grey areas between the extremes, the middle of the road.
You can read more about this in a great blog post by Leo Babauta: http://zenhabits.net/true-way/.
We also make progress when we become aware of our judgement of others or of ourselves. This awareness is growth in itself.