Acting critical is a part of human nature. And this is sometimes a good thing – being critical can help us make better decisions and keep ourselves safe. However, our criticism can often be unhelpful and pointless, as well. One example of this is when we excessively judge others who we do not know or who cause no harm.
If you find yourself being pointlessly critical from time to time, one good thing to do is to look inward. Ask yourself, why you are critical of this other person or thing? Often times, we’ll find that what we criticize and don’t like about others brings up things we don’t like about ourselves or our own situations. Our criticism can come from a place of deep discomfort that has only to do with ourselves.
If we’re aware of this discomfort and what makes us act critical, then we can start improving ourselves and feeling better. And trying to feel good is definitely a worthwhile effort.