A critique of criticism
The test of effective criticism is that it doesn’t hurt and its’ even welcome. Hurtful words and dramatic exaggerations are not used and the recipient knows (because he receives unconditional love and lives in a supportive environment 95% of the time) that its delivered with love – that’s constructive!
Criticism is the ego in overdrive – the unhealthy part of us – that can’t mind our own business.
|She's so perfect?!|
“ Why don’t we both start going to the gym or jogging in the park?” – positive speak.
|Hear no evil, speak no evil!|
It certainly breaks your self-esteem until you believe you’re worthless. Childhood is a delicate time and children cannot grow healthily without love.
I have a dark side but I rarely let it out and it’s kept under surveillance at all times.
I’d rather concentrate on the sides of myself that are bright and positive, in the hope that my dark side may eventually see the light!
Criticism can be a hidden form of abuse.
It’s subtle yet powerful. Sensitive people are brought down by this vile display of egotism. Criticism is fruitless since the person you’re directing it at may not be able to change their inherent character. Criticism is in the mind of the other person so let your actions speak louder than their words!
Silence your inner critic and you’ll find the world a beautiful place; it doesn’t have to work according to your directives. Let go and let it be.