This is in response to today’s daily prompt:
Actually there are ways that we can look at the word ‘criticize’. Normally we do not like this word, but truly and frankly, speaking from my own experience, we do need constructive criticism from time to time, so that we can be even a better person.
Without criticism, we may believe that we are already a better person, and do not need to make any changes to our current patterns of behavior.
Normally people who criticize us meant to do good to us, so that we know where we went wrong and how to improve. They are usually our friends, close relatives or immediate family members who care a lot about us. If they do not care, they would not the heck point out our weakness and drawbacks, as they just want other people to make laughing stock out of us, in a very humiliating and demeaning way.
I used to not like being criticized, especially at work or at dealing with personal relationships, but as I grow older, I realize that this is always part of growing up, and is part and parcel of it.
I do hope that from now on, everyone of us will start to appreciate when people criticize us for not being good enough, and that we will start to see it in a new light.