If your comments do not ridicule, blame, shame, attack or demean someone, you are not criticizing. If you are suggesting, instructing or in some way assisting someone, you are coaching or using healthy methods. According to Webster, criticizing is the opposite of encouraging.
Encouraging or helping someone
is a form of kindness or caring;
this is quite different from criticizing.
Clearly criticism confronts and opposes human happiness and growth.
Beautiful souls living in a world that thrives on happiness is one step away…
“The cure I would seek would be
the cure for Criticism.”
No disease shrivels up the souls of innocent children, destroys the family unit, damages the business place, incapacitates government, or produces stress like criticism. The terrible three (criticism, judgmentalism, and complaint) do more to dishearten the spirit and, in general create misery, pain, and sorrow than anything else I have ever encountered. Their use is so commonplace that, in many cases, we don’t even take note when words of criticism are being voiced. Sitcoms find their success in “put downs” while millions watch and laugh.
We need to create an awareness of the damage done by blame, censure, ridicule, judgment, complaint, condemnation, and criticism.
The main objection I hear to this ideology is that criticism is needed to make corrections.
The CURE We Can Change the World!
If I were given the power to cure one illness that haunts mankind, I would pass up cancer, breeze by AIDS, and overlook heart disease because curing the malady I have in mind might help cure the others as a side effect.
The cure I would seek would be the cure for Criticism.