Last Saturday’s cartoon was about singles looking for singles. (Looking for people to date is not just time-consuming, it’s a test of our endurance.)
If you had a week like mine, you’ll really understand this cartoon! Well, news people and journalists are supposed to be objective about events and people, but on a personal level, we can criticize all we want. Right?
(This is apart from the usual, yet true, observation that the news is mostly negative.)
How much complaining is just healthy kvetching, and how much could be destructive? I really don’t know, so I looked it up.
Dr. Steven Stosny says:
“Astute professionals can formulate a viable diagnostic hypothesis just from hearing someone’s criticisms.”
Gulp. I criticize a lot, although mostly businesses and government. Isn’t that how they describe a good citizen, someone with an open mouth?
He goes on to say that criticism is toxic to a relationship. And that most critical people are self-critical, too.
Gosh, I wish I had used a different blue for the desk…What is WRONG with me??
Your comments, thoughts, and even ideas for new cartoons, are welcome.