Criticism has to be taken with a pinch of salt. It can be very demoralising at times but it can also be very helpful and to be honest, you’ve got to have an appreciation for those who do nothing other than criticise. It can serve as a win-win situation because receiving criticism teaches you that you need to better yourself as a person in order not to endure such criticisms but at the same time, if you’re constantly criticised by someone then you know that you shouldn’t be around them because they’ll bring you down.
Criticism is like the calm before the storm and it is something that is generally needed for society to move forward; it’s how we know that we haven’t done something to a good enough standard. It doesn’t help anyone if you do a job with little effort and genuinely get congratulated for it because then you’ll think that it’s ok to continually put little effort into the things that you do. It doesn’t mean to say that you should actively search for criticism but it should definitely be appreciated because it can help in the long run.
Like I said before, there are people out there who seem to only have a capacity to criticise others. The truth is that these people need appreciation as they make other people wise up, whilst you generally should be around these people very much, they can offer a lot of insight into how you should view yourself and what you deserve (in the sense that people don’t deserve constant criticism). Those who constantly criticise other are very likely criticising themselves internally, and the ones that aren’t are definitely d********s.
Then again, you don’t have to appreciate those who criticise you, you can stick your middle finger in their faces and tell them that you’re great.