26 days 26 ways of healing, helping, loving, sharing and caring 🙂 Here I present to you my next blog post for the #BLOGCHATTERA2Z Challenge starting with the letter ‘C’.
A maligned disease called “Criticism”
This single nine lettered word is powerful enough to cause depression, suicidal thoughts, and isolation in people around the world. This word has been the catalyst for why people have locked their desires, passion, and hobbies and are living their life by making huge efforts not to come under the public scanner. The power of this word in shattering someone’s self-esteem is legendary.
Over the time people have found new and innovative ways to take this word into the mainstream and with the advent of social media, it has been a cakewalk for the cult followers of this demigod to unleash their wrath on the poor and hapless souls.
Trust me when I say this, If given a choice we can be critical about anything and everything around us, but why do we really need it? It is indeed very easy to criticize others and destroy them through your words, but isn’t there any other way we can put forward our thoughts without maligning the person?
Why can’t criticism come in a polite and constructive way? Why does it always have to be explosive, destructive and earth-shattering? Why can’t people accept the fact that not everyone is the same and that people can’t be perfect all the time?
I personally have a problem with people who think they are perfect. Perfection is thrown around so casually by people who make it look like they bought a kilogram of perfectionism from a grocery store. If someone is aiming for perfection with a true heart then I will salute that person but it should not be at the cost of causing criticism to others.
Everyone who believes he or she is a perfect being needs to understand that even they started out as amateurs. A little bit of attitude alteration might go a long way.
Let’s start a movement and let’s take a vow that we will never criticize others and if by any chance we are better than someone lets help that person in being better. One can be analytical but being critical is not professional. We are the privileged few who can read and write and use words to our advantage, so let us use for better things in life. Let
‘s promise ourselves that the next time we use our knowledge it should be to lift others and not to pull them down. There is immense talent in this world and they are just waiting for that one positive word from someone who will give them the confidence to come out of their isolation and create an impact on this world.
I want each and every one of you reading this to make a promise to yourself that you will never criticize anyone you come across because never know the battle that person is fighting within the self.
Let us come together and not be the reason for someone to go back into hiding. Let’s spread some love around.
Much love and gratitude