Are you a critical person? I asked this in the forum yesterday because I realized there’s been a significant change in my own behavior on this front. While I’m definitely a critical thinker, these days I am loathe to criticize anyone and my reasons for this are pretty involved. I’m going to lay them out.
First, I’ve maintained this blog for nearly 25 years. I’m constantly criticized and failing people. After more then two decades of it, I understand the pain it causes but the level of denial and blindness on the other end is staggering. These are not qualities I admire.
I’m talking about looking at someone; in this case it’s me, but this applies to anyone. You look at them and their work or whatever. Their clothing if that’s what you’re criticizing. Their life choices. Their relationships, etc. You ignore the fact they’re living which means they are dealing with things. Fear. Fighting with their spouse or their parents or their children. It’s like the person is performing the task in perfect life conditions.
Illness is a big one. I kept this blog up while enduring six major surgeries in five years, never mind all the pain that made the surgeries necessary. Did you try to do this yourself before criticizing me? I’m thinkin’, no,
I used to write about the 8th house and how the shadow in projected… when someone puts the shadow on you and stands in the light, you can see them clearly. It’s funny. Anyway, I have learned from this so that’s one thing.
Another thing that’s had a significant impact on me is all the people running around telling people to WAKE UP. Maybe these people have all day long to run around and research. The poor bastard working a ten-hour shift on his feet does not have the option. This does not make him dumb and ignorant and clueless and retarded.
It appears to me the critical person is standing in a hall of mirrors where everything said about the other applies to themselves? I’m sure you can see why I don’t want this to be me.
Last, I am aware that we’ve all been encouraged or programmed to do this to each other. It’s apparent when you turn on the TV and everyone is lumped into groups. The Dems do this or thing this. The Repubs do or think this other. It’s simply not true.
Brown people, this.
Black people, this.
White people, this.
Church people, this.
All of this false. Do you know any of these people? Each of them is an individual and if you actually talk to them, it’s undeniable. But they preach this and cram it down your throat; repeat, repeat, repeat. If you listen, you wind up looking down your nose at anyone if not everyone, all day long.
So now we’re here… and go back up to the top. You’re judging someone. You’re criticizing them. Do you know anything about them, really? What they are going through; what happens to them overnight?
I think this is good time to look at this with Mars and Mercury and Neptune forming a Mutable T-square. Cascade of hate flows your mouth but are you thinking?
Last, it’s the time we’re in. As a collective, we’ve been put through so much stress, it’s astounding. Stress makes people ill. Illness can kill a person. I feel things are bad enough for everyone; the last thing I need to do it get out there and hurt a person.
So yes. I am loathe to criticize anyone. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and further, I think this will be very important when Saturn transits Pisces.
What do you think?