I Should Be The God Of Him

Every time you hear someone proclaim some self-righteous criticism of another person's behavior, what they're really doing is they're defining the other person as unworthy of their own free will.

For example, I saw a photo of a celebrity, eating ice cream with his kids, and someone had written in the comments section that the photo was all facade because the celebrity was a drunkard and a coke head. When people express in this way, they're attempting to implement a hierarchy by saying that they're better than the person being criticized. The implication is that the critic is innocent of the misbehavior that they're pointing to in the other. But criticism doesn't create innocence. If anything, it highlights the immorality of the accuser by underscoring their desire to demean the value of other people. Well balanced, pure-hearted, people don't run around, tearing down their fellow humans, even if the celebrity is a drunk and coke head.

There's nothing wrong with telling the truth. It's the judgment that creates the problem. The critic is saying that the celebrity is unworthy of eating ice cream with his kids, that he's a lesser person, and that he doesn't deserve his status. The critic is attempting to define the meaning of the photo for other people in negative terms. Why would a person take time out of their day to do this?

They do this because they fear freedom. Critics are people who use words to attempt to control others because they haven't come to terms with free will. In essence, the critic was saying, "I should be the God of him" because he's uncomfortable with the idea that a drunkard, coke head could have fame, money, and a family. So, he attempts to take the celebrity down a peg or two through criticism. This is delusional behavior because you can't control other people's perceptions, no matter how much you attempt to persuade and influence, and yet criticism is a very common practice. You see it all the time. People are constantly stating, "I'm better than you because I don't do the behavior that you're doing."

Behavior doesn't change status. It doesn't change value. It changes experience. The drunkard, coke head celebrity is equal to the saintly, abstaining everyman. One isn't better than the other. They're having different experiences.

I don't advocate in these blogs that people stop criticizing. I advocate that people see criticism for what it is. Criticism is the attempt to control something that you can never control. It's the attempt to control the free will of another person.

"Yeah," you say, "I can't control the free will of others, but I can influence it."

Not really. If you're around people who've decided to be wishy washy, they'll use you to make their wishy washy decisions. You're not really influencing them because they've already decided to be "influenced." It's just like these blogs. I'm not influencing the people who read these blogs. The people who read these blogs are using the ideas here to reinforce their own, personal insights. I'm participating with them. That's all that's ever happening anywhere.

Criticism is always a discomfort with free will. It's the attempt to control circumstances because you believe that life is unfair and that you're getting the raw end of the deal. The good news is that there are many ways to get comfortable with free will. Therefore, there are many ways to render criticism impotent. This gets you one step closer to believing that life is fair and that you can have what you want because you cease to engage in ineffective behavior.

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