Why I stopped criticizing people.
I used to criticize people all the time.
I felt extremely justified in criticizing others because I deeply believed criticizing others would change things for the better.
I began to notice the more I criticized other people, the more critical I became of myself.
Finally I noticed that criticizing others made me feel more negative about life and other people than when I didn't criticize people.
Over time I realized that criticizing others changed nothing. In fact, the only thing criticizing others did was make those who I criticized defensive and less open to change. In addition, criticizing others made me start feeling very bitter and cynical about life UNTIL.... Until I quit finding the bad in people and started looking for the good.
Once I started praising and complimenting people for the good I saw in them, my compliments and praised changed everything for the better, not only in my own life but in the lives of the people I complimented and praised. And that is why I no longer criticize others.