Mouth Agape

@AmbiePam (87432)
United States
July 9, 2024 12:48pm CST
Have you ever heard someone give advice to another person, criticizing their choices, and your mouth just drops because of their own decisions are so questionable? Or, someone tells you how to run your country, and you think, oh boy, you’re criticizing where I live when your own place is falling apart? I do not want to be like that, and I hope I’m not. But the lack of self-awareness is shocking sometimes. I’m thinking of a family member who discusses how negative their own relative is, and I can’t fathom how she doesn’t understand that relative picked it up from her. No one is about to point that out, of course. And the shame is that yes, they are both negative, but if you give them a chance, they are good people to know. But who wants to hear that over unwarranted criticism?
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@snowy22315 (173992)
• United States
9 Jul
Some people are just ruled by their own frustration.
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@GardenGerty (158718)
• United States
10 Jul
Before you tell your neighbor to remove the speck from his eye, you should take the beam from yours. Rough GardenGerty Bible quote. It seems very much human nature.
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@AmbiePam (87432)
• United States
10 Jul
I’d always heard splinter and pole. I like both.
@snowy22315 (173992)
• United States
10 Jul
I was thinking of that very same quote Heather.
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@LeaPea2417 (36997)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Jul
I know people like that.
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@wolfgirl569 (99455)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jul
I have a cousin who criticizes everything. Especially the way I dress sometimes
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@AmbiePam (87432)
• United States
10 Jul
You keep doing you, girl.
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@wolfgirl569 (99455)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jul
@AmbiePam I just feel sorry for her. She has no fun
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• United States
10 Jul
Everyone here seemed to say everything I was going to say
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@just4him (313768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul
I hear it too often. I try to stay away from negative people and those who run down what I love, my country.
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@AmbiePam (87432)
• United States
12 Jul
Amen!
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@kaylachan (62078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jul
No one, but here we are.
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@RasmaSandra (75975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jul
I think constantly being negative is such a waster of time, No matter what goes on or how I feel I always look toward the positive side of things,
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@1creekgirl (41010)
• United States
10 Jul
My mother was like that. She had this "poor, delicate disposition that couldn't bear to be harshly spoken to", but would cut you in a heartbeat. Everyone was intimidated by her except one aunt who saw through her.
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@JudyEv (331047)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Jul
Some do seem to like the sound of their own voices. And have very strong opinions.
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@aninditasen (16012)
• Raurkela, India
10 Jul
I think it's better to take your decision as rarely these days, especially family members are your well wishers and misguide.
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@LindaOHio (164806)
• United States
10 Jul
Usually the ones that criticize are much worse themselves. Have a good day.
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@grenery8 (5387)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Jul
Not everyone likes a good critic but when some preach one but do other things,we can't see a credibility for that
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