Doers Versus Critics

One frustrating part of living in a society is criticism.  You come up with the best idea that you can muster, try your best to get support, work hard to implement it with excellence and the critics simply sit back and point out weaknesses.

Sitting on the sidelines and potshotting the doers is valuable in many ways i.e. helping to see flaws in plans.  However, it is far more valuable for the critic to have a better idea that they are willing to put their blood sweat and tears into. 

It feels like you should get something like 1 point for pointing out weaknesses in someone else’s idea, project or initiative. However, you should get 100 points for the better idea that you are willing to champion and put your sweat equity into.

You will win a lot more games and society will get a lot more value from the 100 point doers vs. the 1 point critics.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”- Teddy Roosevelt

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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