Thursday, September 22, 2005

Two Questions

Is it hypocritical to criticize someone else for being too critical?

Is encouragement criticism with a positive spin?

1 comment:

Hammertime said...

1) No. Assuming that there are objective definitions of the words, one cannot be "hypocritical" with one criticism. Now, if that is all they do, then yes.

2) I'd say no. Contructive criticism is criticism with a positive spin, i.e. "Hammer, I am having difficulty understanding your position. Can you please restate it in a fashion easier for me to understand?" vs "Hammer, your argument sucks." My argument may indeed suck, but putting a 'positive' spin on it will help me to improve my argument.