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Criticism, America's Favorite Past Time

Growing up in Ohio it was only natural to grow up liking the Cincinnatti Reds. What memories I have of the Big Red Machine of the 70's. This year we were treated to another great year of baseball. The Reds came witin 1 game of having the best record in all of baseball. They then went on the road to win the first 2 games of their 1st round playoff series. It seemed obvious they'd be moving on, only needing to win one more game. However that's not what happened. They lost 3 straight and the season came to a close. In past years I'd be really upset. But life goes on.

What really upsets me is how people will come out of the woodwork to blame this guy or that and now it's not just about baseball. I'm convinced that one of the biggest problems facing us today is the critic with all the answers. Be they politial, sports, economic, relationships to name a few. We'll quickly point fingers at who is to blame never thinking we could be part of the problem.

We'll all take our turn playing the Monday morning quarterback. Remember hindsight is 20-20. Who likes critisism? No one, it's painful, but we can learn from it if we try. If we examine what is said, evaluate honestly, and take action if necessary, we can then become a better person. If the persons coments have no validity we go on with life.

As I write this I'm reminded of a scene in the American President. Michael Douglas is speaking with his advisor after being criticized. He says " how's the view from the cheap seats " ?

Next time we're tempted to criticize ask that question of ourself first. I've always told people I work with, complaints are welcome anytime, especially when brought to the table with a solution. For more wisdom on the subject checkout the book of Proverbs. That's where I'm headed.

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Comment by Ann Musico on October 12, 2012 at 5:44am

Excellent post - great insight, and advice.  Unless you also have a possible solution, criticism is just a waste of time and breath.

Comment by Rich Avery on October 11, 2012 at 9:27pm

Good advice, Chris.

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