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Emotional Abuse or just plain unable to accept Criticism?
on October 2, 2001
Have we become a society of softies unable to accept strong opinion? Have the days of being able to accept others opinion as anything more than that, gone? Free speech, only censored, is this what we want?
Having being accused of being "Emotionally Abusive", and reading many parts of this book, I'd like to save some money for other prospective readers. The difference between Emotional Abuse and Criticism is that one is taken in the context of the first-person, the other is in the third. Or in another way, criticizing your loved one isn't criticism anymore, it's now called Emotional Abuse. Now you're up to date with the therapist psycobabble, and you got it for free!
Abuse is too strong a word for the inability to accept criticism where it's possibly/probably due. Have we become a society unable to be anything but milquetoast?
Maybe people thinking this book is required reading should first be seeking counseling to look at themselves, before criticizing and labeling others as "abusive". Sure, I'll except that there are extreme's, and "Emotionally Abusive" would be a reasonable thing to label them. But this book essentially labels ANYONE who criticizes ANYTHING PERSONAL as abusive.
My free opinion; yet another "therapist" jumping on the bandwagon of writing trash for the emotionally gullible. And after searching through the authors various works, it appears that he has pretty much covered the majority of societies "screw ups", so I'm wondering when he'll just be able to retire on the royalties. He's already into the second publishing of this book...