My mom accuses my husband and I both of being too critical. We do have high expectations, whether it's with customer service or product quality or personal actions. We spend a lot of our time together talking about the stupidity that we see from people on a daily basis.
Would we be happier if we were less critical? If we lowered our expectations on a personal, national and global level?
I can't help but think what a better world this would be if people were able to meet our expectations. It's not that it's impossible. It's just that people don't think or don't care, and they do the minimum necessary in their jobs and in their lives instead of doing the very best that they can and being the best that they can be.
They're satisfied. And I'm critical.