Something that is on my mind: what is the motive of criticism, or why criticize?
The word criticism comes from the Greek word kritikos which means judge, or to judge. Thus, when you criticize somebody, you are laying a judgment upon them.
Certainly it is good to judge things as “right or wrong “, or to judge what is your own personal preferences. But I think in today’s world people seem to criticize others to make themselves feel better about themselves, or to put others down.
I think perhaps better than wasting your energy on criticizing others in a negative way, only criticize people if it is constructive and you think it could actually help them. The motive must come from a good heart, with good intentions.
Otherwise, best to just ignore others and leave them to be.
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