When I was growing up the only names that came to mind when you thought about the word “critic” were Siskel & Ebert. Remember how they did the movie reviews and gave them two thumbs up (or down) ? But now with the invention of the Internet, social media and the ability to hide behind a pseudonym- EVERYBODY is a critic!
We live in an extremely critical society were people judge everything about you from the color of your eyes to the kind of car you drive. They criticize your education, your parenting skills and your beliefs. Don’t even get me started on the people who dedicate HATE sites to celebrities they don’t like. . .really? You don’t like them but you spend all day collecting quotes and pictures that you can pick a part and dissect to criticize? Yeah, sounds like something a totally sane person would do. . .
The thing that really annoys me is that whenever people want to do something and they KNOW their actions are questionable they run to the Constitution. FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! Really? I really don’t think the Constitution would have been written quite the same way had our forefathers known the Internet was coming.
Seriously. There are just some vicious, unhappy people out there trolling social media and giving their two cents about EVERYTHING! Not everyone cares or wants to hear your opinion!!! If it’s your right to say what you want, what about the rights of the people who don’t want to hear it? And what person walking this Earth is really qualified to criticize another human being about anything when you really think about it? It’s pretty sad too that we all expect to have critics whenever we endeavor to do anything. . .that’s why the term “hater” is so popular.
I saw this quote the other day: To escape criticism- say nothing, be nothing, do nothing. I call bullshit. TRUST ME the die-hard critics would just call you a lazy good for nothing mute!
I’m not saying we should all hold hands and sing “Kumbaya” and I’ll admit I’ve done my share of poking fun at folks. And I totally get CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, to help others improve. But just die hard, meaness? No, never. I would just advise you to think about this: Karma has no time limit. And karma is VERY real.
Watch your back and cut us fellow human beings some slack. We weren’t aware that you were sent here by the MOST HIGH to pass judgement on us mere mortals. Like I always tell my CHILDREN, play nice and treat people how you want to be treated.