A Photo Essay on Friendship and Criticism

Some­times, a friend’s crit­i­cism cuts so deep, it hurts.


It caus­es such anguish, that our love for the friend­ship momen­tar­i­ly turns to dust.


Crit­i­cism can leave a per­ma­nent imprint.


Nev­er­the­less, how­ev­er hurt we may be, crit­i­cism can smoothen the rough edges in our char­ac­ter.


A true friend is one who doesn’t pre­tend we are per­fect, and who has the sin­cer­i­ty to crit­i­cize us when we deserve it. A true friend some­times needs to be bru­tal.


(These pho­tos were inspired by Atul Sab­nis, whose pho­tog­ra­phy often teach­es me to “see”.)

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  • asuph

    Loved it. The last pho­to­graph was straight out of If I Could See Bet­ter … I don’t think there is a high­er com­pli­ment I can give :).

    • Wow, thanks so much. And I can’t think of any high­er com­pli­ment either! Will take time for me to digest this tru­ly — you made my day!