S:0970 Quote: Criticize

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)

 

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

Voltaire

 

Coaching Point: When I first read this years ago I thought, “Oh, come now. That seems a bit over the top.” That may be because I was only looking outside myself for the frame of reference of the quote.

As I have come to see how much we are ruled by our inner programming — the inner conversations we have with ourselves, if you will — his wisdom makes more sense.

Now, inner or outer, it looks spot on.

Who are you not allowed to criticize?

 

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