Trust me, I’m no Doctor or Psychologist, but I believe without a doubt that constant criticism is a mental disorder.
I understand the basics. Eg; I didn’t like the movie, the food wasn’t good, but some people just can’t accept reality. Eg; The team I rooted for lost, they must have been paid off, or the Refs wanted them to lose
It’s like some people live through a brand or a team, that’s no way to live.
I do criticize myself often. Eg; did I respond to this reader’s email fast enough? Am I insulting reader’s intelligence with this chapter? Why am I lying down when I could be working for the lifestyle that I say I want?
Criticizing yourself too much is bad for your mental health. It can affect your thoughts, it can make you second guess yourself, it can drive you crazy.
I want to challenge the world to stop with the constant criticism, you don’t like the way your team played? Go to tryouts and do it better, don’t go online and say what you would have done, go do it.
Criticism leads to excuses and excuses are dream killers. So I ask, what’s more important to you, building your dreams, or criticizing the way someone is building theirs?
When I was a little girl, I used to admire beautiful clocks.
Hanging, standing, all colors shapes and sizes. They are forms of art, and they make time seem beautiful. Time is beautiful, but it’s also fleeting. I realize that as we get older time changes our perception.
The yard we used to play in as children no longer seems so big or welcoming. Thoughts of invention don’t seem so realistic. Fairy tales seem made up stories meant to rob us of reality. The blankets that used to cover us as we slept no longer offer protection. But time is real. So, when I see a beautiful clock, I stop.
I still admire it’s beauty, and I know this life is too short to not take chances. Our perception changes but time doesn’t. We may stop admiring all this beauty, but it’s still there.