This is about as close as I get to blabbing about my professional life (such as it is) here.
I occasionally work with someone who encourages performers to "replace judgment with curiosity." Which is a really, really nice idea that I could certainly incorporate into, say, political discussions with people I don't agree with, but in the context of performance, "replace judgment with curiosity" can take on the tang of a Theater Shop platitude that inspires only eye-rolling. And let's face it, sometimes you're presented with such a load of boo-shat dressed up as Art that there's no way to withhold judgment.
But there are ways to get around the platitude. As I learned last night, one colleague suggested dealing with it this way:
JUDGMENT = "who wrote this piece of shit?"
CURIOSITY = "I'm curious, who wrote this piece of shit?"
I love this. It absolves you, right?