26 July, 2014

Criticism and how to deal with it

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
― Winston Churchill

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
― Aristotle

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

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do.
There was a painter, who painted a beautiful painting and put it on the road. He put a banner with it that read- If you find flaws anywhere, please put a pin on that spot.
The next day, whole painting was filled with pins. 
Then he put another banner. Please correct the mistakes. If you cannot, then please remove the pin. As expected, the next day, the painting had no pin on it.
Moral of the story. When you do anything, the world  comes forth to complain, criticize and of course pull you down. Do not give up on your decisions or what you think is right. Do not succumb to criticism. Just carry on with what you think is right. 

“It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.”
― Chuck Palahniuk

“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”
― Criss Jami