When you admire people, you direct them to the right path of living, without the need for criticism.
Criticism fixes the attention of the person on the image that you are presenting through your criticism. Naturally, he hates you and tries to ignore the image presented by you. As much as he tries to ignore the image, he fixes even more attention on it to such a degree that eventually the image becomes absorbed by him. Thus, you may build other people according to what you think about them.
Admiration lets the person see his nature and his weaknesses from a level on which there is no identification with his weaknesses. Once a person sees his weaknesses, he tries to improve them without creating in himself a spirit of negativity and rejection. He feels secure and safe in the hands of admiration.
Admiration is contact between souls. Admiration is like watering a flower. Admiration is like opening a window to fresh air and sunshine.
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