6 Reasons Critics Are Awesome

August 12, 2014 12:38 PM

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6 Reasons Critics Are Awesome

There are two types of critics. One comes from a place of love, another from a place of fear or envy. To receive positive criticism is one thing, but to suffer negative criticism is another. To be criticized with negative intention means that you have aroused something within someone else such as jealousy or a feeling of inadequacy. In order for the critic to feel better and elevated somehow, they need to put other people down. When someone condemns our work, comments unkindly on our appearance, judges our parenting style or disapproves of any of our actions, it is a pure and total reflection of them, not us. Take relief and comfort that a critic's words actually have nothing to do with you at all.

In order to be criticized, it means you are taking action in some form. Aristotle said, "The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing, do nothing and be nothing." People who are making things happen in the world and actually doing or standing for something are the only ones who are criticized.

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