Friday, October 9, 2009
Constructive criticism generally makes us stronger, yes? I believe so, on the whole; however, I also think that perpetual criticism over a long period can create imperceptible and unseen weaknesses to ones permanent ego or ideas of self-worth. It's like a building that is being attacked during a siege for example: one or two hard blows may not cause much damage, but incessant and determined blows can cause irreparable damage. And it is so with people. We are strong, and arguably made stronger by "constructive criticism," but be careful humanity how often you dish out said constructive advice, because you may or may not be creating hurts that are not easily healed. The old proverb is wise: "Think before you speak..."