“In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach. That’s all.”
We all hear so much critique in our lives. From friends, from parents, from children, from teachers, bosses, and even ourselves. When we receive criticism, we are often insulted and take it too personally. We are so attached to our own perceptions of ourselves and the world around us that when someone else gives us advice or comments on our performance, we are crushed and hurt instead of learning and listening to them.
If we can learn to detach ourselves from our own perceptions and understand they are just our past perceptions and they may not be true, then we are more open to new observations, other people’s opinions, and other sides to the story. In this way, we are more open to truth and new experiences, and listening to others with true compassion. In this way, we can learn much about ourselves, and more about the people around us and how they see us.
In criticizing, the teacher is only hoping to teach, not teaching to criticize.