Help me fix it.

We all get criticism all the time. People point out the flaws and highlight the shortcomings. This is helpful. It expands our perspective.

It’s also only half the job.

The other half is recognising the value in that which we criticise. Appreciating what it represents that is promising and valuable.

Bad news and more challenges are draining and disappointing. We forget to ask for help to fix it.

When we criticise and condemn, we forget to offer help to make it better.

Perhaps it would be a healthy practice to ask for suggestions from critics and to offer solutions to address the challenges you see.

J W

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