I’ve just taken a breath. Please review me…

I’ve just taken a breath. Please review me…
 
Sounds mental doesn’t it? But this is becoming the norm. Why does everything have to be reviewed these days? In the last 24 hours I have been asked to review a customer service rep from LinkedIn who couldn’t actually help me, but wanted me to review him anyway (or rather the company did) and then a sofa delivered which I paid for (as in the actual delivery cost besides the sofa itself) and then the guys asked me to review them! For bringing a sofa in!
 
Why have we become so obsessed with reviews? And by making everyone a critic we’ve lost sight of what constructive criticism actually is.
 
One of the things that cracks me right up is the Amazon reviews. That Mother of all Review Sites. Ever read any of the 1-star reviews? More often that not, it shows the mentality of the reviewer.
 
I love horror and watched ‘I Saw The Devil’, a Korean classic, the other night. Very enjoyable (if you like that sort of thing). A particular 1-star review was most enlightening: ‘I didn’t know it was subtitled. I can’t read and watch a film at the same time!’
 
Need I say more?
 
In this era of being constantly judged, we’re drifting further from being connected from each other in the real world. Check out the beautifully prophetic Black Mirror series 3, the episode in question NoseDive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosedive.
 
So please. Stop reviewing! Instead absorb and enjoy all the experiences you can. If someone says ‘this film is crap’, or ‘don’t visit that castle, it’s boring,’ be your own judge! We all have our own experiences, unique to us, seen through our own eyes and perspectives. What one person hates, another will love.
 
Go forth. Ignore the reviews and try it for yourself. You never know; you may just be able to read the subtitles and watch the film at the same time.

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