Critique: (v) to review or analyze
I can’t remember exactly which adjective it is that is thrust in front of “critique” to make it bearable.
Is it beneficial? Helpful? Eye-opening?
Whatever word it is they force in at gun point as a prefix to “critique” to rationalize the fussiness is absolutely ridiculous.
The best way to get along with human beings is to realize they are human.
Then have a working comprehension of what that means.
Basically, we are capable of almost anything if instructed well and encouraged. And we can be murderous if someone wishes to discourage us or give us a critique.
Although we are taught to thank people for their insightful comments, the human heart is geared for praise, which is why it is so susceptible to deception. I suppose we could work on changing that and perhaps we should.
But this is my belief about commenting on people’s efforts, work, art or lives–I call it the fish and bones approach.
Just like you do when you decide to dine on seafood after having hooked one on your line, you carefully pick out the meat and you meticulously leave behind the bones.
It takes a little longer, but it’s better than swallowing the bones or throwing away the entire fish in disgust because it dared to include them.
The same is true with people.
Living on this earth at the same time as you, people have the right and privilege of being handled just as gently as we do our fish dinner.
Find what they do that is meaty.
Leave the bones.
And maybe pretend they aren’t even there.