What is the point?

@NailTech (6890)
United States
December 9, 2012 4:02pm CST
What if there was this relative you had to be around, who only liked pointing out negative things you do every so often-- maybe not everyday but when they did it it was quite annoying. Say they critiqued you for one thing and then you improved on whatever very very petty BS it was they were griping about (a coat falling off of a chair and being told the coat is too heavy when there are 3-4 other jackets of someone else's underneath, not taking food out of a pan or container the "proper or correct" way, walking too fast past them, making the handle of a pot on the stove too hot for them to touch when they weren't supposed to touch it anyways, the list goes on), but they never even noticed that you have improved and keep griping about it still as if nothing changed. Wouldn't there not be a purpose to even improving? Then why improve at all, right? I give up! These people who act like this just enjoy being the way they are or else they wouldn't keep doing it or at least notice when you improve, not that I should have improved to please them with such stupid complaints in the first place. They have quite alot of flaws themselves! Doh.
3 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes indeed, what is the point? I know how it feels when all you do just seem to be wrong or not enough to some people, especially when these people are relatives. One reason why I do not wish to be around some of them actually.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
11 Dec 12
I wish not to be around them alot of the time lately. I swear I will end up in a mental institute one day. It is so stressful being the one to have to do this and that like everyone else here wants you to, can't hear anything you say, etc.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes, you are right. What's the sense of improving something if after a sudden changed you've been done still they don not appreciate it even a little. You do what you really know is right thing to do. Never mind your critics even if they are your relatives.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
11 Dec 12
I know in my heart what to do and I'm not perfect either. I do have all of my imperfections and that is what makes me, me. If I wanna scoop out the ice cream in the middle of the container than that is what I'll do, haha. It's not like anyone listens to me here when I tell them how to do something, either. I just don't go telling them every day what they don't do right. I know how annoying that is. Usually it isn't anything petty for me.
@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
10 Dec 12
Oh, I know what you mean! There is one family member that likes to lie about things to make her look could in front of mu husband. My husband trusts me, so when she says things like that he ignores it. But I get offended. She doesn't think some one will catch her in her lies? DUH Yes, I'm having problems with a family member and it's just an in-law, so needless to say, I don't have to be around them!
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
11 Dec 12
In-laws can be just as knarly and in a bad way. I'm glad you don't have to be around the one that is this way. I just think people who have this need to be this way are ill in some form themself and they just need help. In some cases when it is never tended to it gets worse. Then again if they don't believe they have a problem they will never get help.