Why not just ignore others, and stay focused on yourself?
It seems the only reason we critique others is to prop up our own ego and self-estimate of ourselves by disparaging others (lowering them, and thus feeling more superior in comparison).
But why not build your ego independently, without the need to prop up or bring down others?
I propose the following:
- For a year try to never critique someone else outloud or in conversation with others. I think to critique others in your head is natural and fine; but just keep it to yourself.
- Before critiquing someone else, ask yourself: “Have I been guilty of that in the past?”
- Focus on yourself and ignore others.
Stay focused on yourself!