Take a look at my hub for information about how to do it.
Not being critical for two weeks is extremely difficult. I have failed twice already.
Do you think you could do it?
Would not the world be a wonderful place without criticism?
Criticism is something that's needed from time to time, the problem lies more so in how it's given.
For example if I were teaching a writing class and pointed out the common mistakes of the class and how to improve them, that would be better than pointing out one student and saying he or she always misspells words.
Without criticism, everyone would aim for mediocrity instead of doing their best, it's just a matter of criticism needing to be given the right way and at the right time.
I was drawn to this question because as I grew up my mother and father did lots of criticizing. Not just of me and my brothers, but of everyone we knew. That being said, I do understand what fit2day is saying. Constructive criticism can be helpful. However, criticizing others because you feel inferior to others or because you feel you are better than others or for whatever reason than to be helpful, than the world would be a better place for the one doing the criticizing especially. I don't think I can do it but I would like to try it someday when I am not feeling low.
It would be extremely hard, I even would think it is unachievable for the vast majority, except for a chosen few. Yet even an attempt to go there must bring some very enjoyable changes to your life
This is subtle hub spam and that is not appriopriate behaviour on these forums. If you do this more often you'll run the risk of getting flagged.
"Take a look at my hub for information about how to do it." and starting a forum thread about being critical, which is exactly the topic of the hubs of this user. The titles of the hubs don't suggest that however.
But it's like saying: Look at my hub where I buy my favorite cookies. Where do you buy your favorite cookies? In other words, I want to draw attention to my hubs.
Simeonvisser, that was a very negative and damaging reply.
I am studying a book called "Depression, the Way Out", because I have depression myself.
There is a chapter called "Beware the Critical Spirit", that teaches and helps one to be able to be positive and not focus on the negative.
I am new to the hub, so I said take a look at my site instead of writing the whole thing in this forum.
I don't understand, led alone care, about the amount of hits I get, I care about how many people I affect by spreading the word.
I will be promoting this two week plan because it helped me and others around me.
So if you see it promoted again, don't get yourself too upset.
It is a violation of HubPages forum rules to open threads with regards to hubs you have published.
He isn't talking about anything else but that. Got it?
yes I can though I don't like the way you asked the question.
That's a good question. Everyone thinks I'm good at keeping my opinions to myself. It's hard to keep your inner voice in. I do not like criticism since most of the time is done behind the subject's back and it does not offer any solutions. If someone asks me what I think about something, I voice my opinion. If they don't ask, I keep it to myself.
I must be missing the same thing. Hello Misha, long time no see... how are you?
I think the clue is in the sentence "Take a look at my hub for information about how to do it."
In answer to the question: no, I can't go two DAYS without being critical of anything or anyone, never mind two weeks. And frankly, I don't see why I should. To me, telling someone "Don't be critical" is effectively saying "Suspend your rational faculties and don't ever judge, because there are no such things as standards and every idea has equal validity, no matter how stupid and ill thought-out it is."
It would be really difficult for me... so far as constructive criticism is concerned. For all other types of criticism I can take the challenge. But then one could criticise that as destructive criticism.
When a critique criticises a criticism what happens?
Why would one want to set oneself up for that kind of restraint, "for two weeks I won't be critical..." We are educated in our schools to employ critical analysis, thus we criticize and analyze.
Here is an even more challenging question, can you go two weeks without getting offended, you know, taking things personal, even if it is criticism?
Uh, I'd hafta say No! lol Try as I might, I can't even go two hours without criticizing - Even when I'm by myself!!
I hope you didn't have to sweat great drops of blood for those two hours. Sheesh what a miserable thing to ask anyone to be uncritical. How is the world to be understood and survived if not analyzed and digested in quick gulps then lived at leisure that never comes?
it is the nature of a true writer not to wilt under criticism but to understand the jewels offered in noxious ways and enhance oneself thereby.
No, there's too much that needs criticizing and I would be remiss in my duty as a public minded citizen and a humanist not to point out errors that are going to have very negative consequences... that includes fuzzy logic.
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