Criticise

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Criticise

Well now. It’s long overdue that I write one of these blogs, so I’m coming back with the daily prompt Criticise. It’s one of those words that I dislike. I really do. Now I’m older and sort of wiser, I can see how much damage criticism can do whether it be from and adult to a child or adult to adult.

I suppose you can argue that some people need criticising, for example, someone who’s neglecting an elderly parent should be criticised. However, I’m really talking about those people that dish out criticism to creative people, you know the sort, the ones who look at a drawing or painting that somebody has sweated hour after hour over, only for someone, usually a close friend or relative to say, ‘That’s Crap!!’

It’s not very nice. I have seen parents being shown a painting their child has created at school, only to say nothing and turn their attention back to whatever it is they find so inviting on their mobile phone screen!! No words may have been spoken, yet, it’s still a form of criticism, in my opinion.

Criticism isn’t really very nice. Not even the so called constructive criticism

I love art, especially making my own, yet when I was at school there was one teacher who no matter what work you produced would always pick up on the negative. If it was a portrait he would say there was something wrong with the eyes, or a scenery sketch would have him noting things like the perspective wasn’t quite right. It was always a case of criticism and never once was there any scent of praise. In the end, it turned me off art and school altogether!! Until I was older and understood better why anyone would want or felt the need to criticise.

I’ve just realised this post is not my usual humorous type of post. I hope I haven’t made your day any worse for it. Please don’t criticise me for it…. only joking. While I don’t like any criticism, I can take it nowadays. Have a nice day.

Based upon the Daily Prompt Criticise.

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8 Comments
  • Fortunately Human
    February 9, 2017

    …no criticism….

    • admin
      February 9, 2017

      Thank you.

  • Amanda Ricks
    February 9, 2017

    I don’t mind a serious post from you at all. it’s a great post and good point. i agree 100%. have a great day too, Trevor. I’m happy to see you back. 🙂

    • admin
      February 9, 2017

      Thank you Amanda.

  • susiesopinions
    February 9, 2017

    So glad to see you come out in my notifications. Miss you.

    • admin
      February 9, 2017

      Thank you, Susie. 🙂

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    February 13, 2017

    Constructive criticism could be a very good thing if it was to come from the heart instead of the head. It is so hard for me to be humble and critical at the same time but I seem to do the job quite well. Shame on me. I think your post is spot-on.

    • admin
      February 13, 2017

      I agree with you Leland, most criticism comes from the head and a lot of it is also based on ignorance and jealousy. Thank you for your input.




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