Praise vs Criticism

“Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow” Unknown

If you read the above quote…you know pretty well that it’s only good for reading and gives you a ‘feel- good’ sensation. In reality…

We can’t be Gods!

All of us love compliments.

None are comfortable with criticism.

That is our nature.

It can’t be changed.

Wise men talk of constructive criticism and destructive criticism.

But we being humans…these categories make no difference.

Externally we may say “We don’t care”. But internally we are hurt.

The moment somebody criticizes us, we take it personally.

That’s OK.


Let us lead our life the way we want. After all this ‘life’ belongs to us. Is it not so?

What is the best we can do?

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Elbert Hubbard has a formula 

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing”

You and I know that…this is impossible.

Which do you prefer- Praise or criticism?

OMG! who prefers criticism?

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism” Norman Vincent Peale

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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7 thoughts on “Praise vs Criticism

  1. When I was in college, I really didn’t like critiques. At first. After a while I learned that most of the time the other students and sometimes the teachers mostly gave positive feedback. What they loved/liked or maybe what they would have done differently. The harshest words of critique usually come from ourselves.

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