Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.
In my opinion, we’re really overdoing this whole political correctness thing and overrating being nice to the point of elevating preserving someone’s feelings above doing what is right or speaking the truth. Can a good friend criticise me? Or should they accept me for who I am with flaws and all? Who said it has to be either or?
A good friend should 100% criticise you, when you set goals that are too small to target, when you don’t put in your all or don’t do what you said you would do. That right there is a template for a good friend; iron that sharpens iron to a point where it can achieve its intended purpose. The act of accepting is in being your friend in spite of your flaws and helping you work through them.
The fault then will never lie with the friend that tells you, “This is wrong!” but with you… if you can’t take it on the chin.
Does this come off as a tad too harsh? Perhaps this is the criticism that will help you get out of it. If this hurts, there’s a simple solution to help it burn less.
See you tomorrow!