Saturday, August 30, 2014

Constructed By Your Criticisms

Greetings,
 from the world known as my mind.

I've been thinking lately how much each one of us is influenced immensely by the people around us. The "critics" some might say. Keep in mind critics aren't always a bad thing. Critics can be anyone really: a friend, a parent, even a quote un-quote "hater". They say things that get under our skin sometimes;  not all bad things per-say but still enough to get us thinking. 

Often times when we're getting these criticisms, we only hear the negatives. Which is understandable because most criticisms come of as... well just that; criticisms. However, if we listen close enough and take those criticisms with a grain of salt, then we possibly have a chance to improve on ourselves. A lot of the time when we get condemned about something, it's usually because there's some truth behind it.

For instance, usually when I make jokes about my friends or family "always being late" it's usually (always) because I hate the fact that their always late. I guess in the back of my mind, I'm thinking that if I joke about it enough maybe they'll stop doing it. And in a way it does help because after hearing in enough times they try their best to be on time in the future.

See the thing is, all of us are in a way constructed by our criticisms. We learn from the things people say about us, whether we want to acknowledge them or not. Slowly but surely we start to change our bad habits because we've become aware of the way it affects others. Don't get me wrong, we don't change it all together but eventually it does happen. So I guess, in a way criticism is a necessary evil. It helps us to realize who we need to be and what we need to change it order to get there.    

Anyways, that's all for now.
Peace.

4 comments:

  1. LOL, you need a different race of friends & family if you want people in your life to stop being late Domo. *insert darkmoon emoji here*

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  2. Yes. This is very true and we do learn. However, I also know that sometimes we get very hurt by criticisms, or self conscious. Maybe it's better to not acknowledge them at all? Maybe we just shouldn't care. Or maybe we should stop being afraid of criticism and start embracing it as a lesson, just as you said.
    Love your blog!

    -M
    http://thelyfoflittleme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Ill be sure to check out you blog as well. Hope to hear from you again soon :)

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