Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Excessive Criticism

Criticising is seen as a tool for improvement. When someone criticises, you try to take it positively and build upon his observations. But should there be any limit to criticism?

While reading history, I found out that East has been excessively criticised. By this, the "positive" side of the history of East faded away. Take the history of Islam, there are many western writers who would make you feel that Islam is some kind of "evil tendency". Even, atheists have criticised God so much that they deprived themselves of religion. Off course, attitude of criticising excessively makes you feel like "This world is false".

I am not against criticism, but I don't agree with criticising something so much that it loses grains of truth. The thing being criticised should not become the mythical "absolute villain". An honest analysis must acknowledge both positive and negative sides of the picture.

3 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

I just studied the life of William James a bit and found out that he deliberately read writings which helped him to believe in free will. Your post also underlines the need to read that which will lead us toward the highest understanding and goals. I have many books in my home which have a high view of the East.

ReeBz said...

I think it depends on your perception.In life almost everything depend on your perception.If you take "criticism" positively,it is definitely going to help you.At the same time criticism is not always desirable.
just take out the good points from it, and follow your own will..
There is much difference between criticism and suggestion always..

Khurram Ali Shafique said...

Good to see that you are back, Rehan. Or are you? :)