This blog post isn’t directed at anyone or anything in particular, but rather one thing I’ve noticed from a lot of people lately. And that’s a criticism.
I know it’s ironic that I’m criticizing people for the sake of criticizing people, but hear me out here. It feels like it’s everywhere and completely unnecessary. Because, really, why would you care about what other people are doing?
This post has been sitting in drafts for a while, but I felt it was appropriate to post it today after the terrible news in Manchester. It makes me realize that life is short and life is precious. We should really make the most of life, be grateful for what we have, do what makes us happy, and enjoy the time we spend together. Don’t criticize or put down anyone, accept that everyone is different, and know that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to go about your life.
Among the travel bloggers
Lately, I’ve read a lot of blog posts from bloggers criticizing others for doing things differently. Some bloggers write too many articles, some post too many photos and not enough information, some don’t interact with locals enough when they travel, and some bloggers spend too much money on luxury hotels and street food. Some people don’t have enough time to eat and take photos. Homeless.
And the biggest criticism of all is that some bloggers look too pretty when they travel.
Shock horror. It looks so beautiful!
I’m not the type to dress up when traveling. I tried doing this for a while, but it was too much effort for my liking. But if someone wants to wear nice clothes and wear makeup while traveling, who am I to argue?
But more importantly, why on earth would I care?
It seems that the bloggers who criticize Instagram’s cute tourists may actually be a little intimidated by people who are younger and more attractive than them. Hmm, that’s harsh, but it’s just a thought.
But instead of whining about people who strive to look good, why not turn all that negative energy into something positive? Strive to be the best blogger you can be. Be creative, try new things, and create content you can be proud of without feeling intimidated by bloggers in cute dresses.
Among the travellers
One thing I really hate is when people criticize other people’s travel styles.
If there are people who like to travel on a budget and can make extra money, that’s great. Equally amazing are those who save all their money and go on the most luxurious vacation imaginable. I like both types of vacations, and everything in between.
There’s no right or wrong way to travel. If we all wanted exactly the same thing, we would have problems. Travelers are not cookie-cutter. Because every traveler is different and wants different things from their vacation.
As long as no one is being harmed, why does it matter if someone travels another way? Don’t ridicule people who stay in cheap hotels or criticize people who spend a lot of money on luxury hotels. After all, they aren’t using your money, so why does it matter?
Among the mums
I see it in the mothers I spend time with, most of whom are gorgeous and amazing women that I love spending time with. But there are some weird people out there who like a little bit of harsh criticism.
The conversation goes like this:
“Oh, did you see Lisa weaning Tia? Can you believe she’s not even 6 months old!?”
I have to remove myself from these conversations because I have nothing to say about whether Tia is eating mush or milk. As long as Tia and her mom and dad are happy and healthy, why would anyone care what they’re feeding her? Certainly not. I care about Tia’s girlfriend’s health, but I don’t care what she had for breakfast!
So that’s my rant this week. Are there any criticisms you disagree with?