Criticism

Do you love criticism? Probably not. Most people see criticism as a personal attack which triggers all kinds of defense mechanisms.
Actually, a business will pay big money to hire consultants to tell them everything they're doing wrong! They'll hang a suggestion box -- and if there's a chance to improve business even the words of the junior most are considered by the CEO.
So why does that same CEO get angry when he comes home and hears suggestions from his wife?
The answer is that he's focused on making more money, but may not be focused on becoming a better person.
Realize that every mistake carries with it a negative consequence. By helping to clarify the personality flaw that caused the mistake, criticism can save you from future loss. Your friend will tell you when you've got spinach stuck in your teeth, while your enemy will smirk and say you look great!
As the Sages say: "Better the criticism of a friend, than the kiss of an enemy."
(R.N.Weinberg)

10 comments:

  1. A great passage by Weinberg...thank you brother for sharing...

    Have a great day and a peaceful weekend,

    Cyrus

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  2. Thanks my brother Cyrus Rumi, for your kind words.
    God bless.

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  3. simple but very very true:) in my years working in the corporate world I am sometimes in awe - well most of the time shocked at the way people in high positions tend to hate being criticized.

    As for me, I take it as an opportunity to hone my self to be a better person...pearls of wisdom are sometimes coated in harsh remarks. God bless!

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  4. Sophiagurl, I fully agree with your views:
    ..'pearls of wisdom are sometimes coated in harsh remarks...'
    It is not always easy to take criticism in your strides.
    Thanks for your sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  5. Love this >> "Your friend will tell you when you've got spinach stuck in your teeth, while your enemy will smirk and say you look great!"

    Thanks for stopping by & leaving your nice comment. I'm very sorry to say I deleted my "about" page and it went with it. :( :(

    I have a guest book page now, any time you care to repeat the favor. :)

    Blessings! EL

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  6. It's head on!

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring passage.

    Have a great sunday!

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  7. Many thanks Eema Levanah for your kind words. I like your blog.
    God bless.

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  8. Thanks Manivannan for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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  9. true indeed why - do we hesitate to accept the suggestions of our near and dear ones

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  10. Thanks Lakshmi, for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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