New Word: Critischism

Sometimes I make up new words. This one is a combination of two words that already have a place in the dictionary.

Criticism: the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.

combined with…

Schism: division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties.

Simply put, critischism is when your opinion causes division instead of discussion.

We see critischism at work in politics, religious circles, education, work environments, and personal relationships.

You and I have strong opinions that can be offered in a way that helps us grow closer or apart. When criticism is offered for all of the right reasons, we typically call it “constructive” criticism.

But insert any number of wrong reasons in there and you have the potential for critischism.

Where do you see critischism in your world?

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