#WeekendCoffeeShare: Criticize Yourself The Same Way You Criticize Others

One thing that has made me question the people I call "friends" now and days all stem down to one factor... the title of this blog post. 

Every day (especially during this presidential election season) I see people criticizing the candidate they oppose and their supporters on the most minute things. Even to the point that they will make up lies, get called out (and proven wrong) then say "well if it was true... (continue on with more nonsense)" and act as if that is okay. 

We live in a society today that is completely open to criticizing anyone that they differ an opinion with, but make an excuse (or say that it is wrong) for anyone to criticize them in the same manner (or even more). If that's not the biggest form of bigotry (which people tend to use towards someone they don't share the same opinions with) then maybe I need a new dictionary. 

My biggest problem is that even if we take the rebuttal side out of the equation, why don't people personally criticize themselves in the same manner? I remember when I was growing up, I was always told that I should be my biggest critic! I live by that mantra to this day and when I have my constructive criticism moments (yes, constructive because I don't have the time to waste on just being mean for no reason at all) I think in my head first how would I take the opinions that I am giving someone else. 

I am more critical on myself than I am of others by a long shot! However, in society today the latter is flipped around and people are too stuck on a high pedestal to think they are above their own dose of medicine. 

What do you think about this? Are people truly quicker to criticize others (peers, celebrities, public figures, and even strangers) yet childish enough to not take a dose of their own medicine?