The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.
God save us from people who mean well.
People. They're not all bad, but do you really want to risk it? Perhaps that was the unofficial motto of the Soviet Union...
Wisdom: People attain wisdom in large part by remembering what happened in the past. No generation can attain wisdom without studying and remembering the past. None of those who believed in the 1960's aphorism, ‘Never trust anyone over thirty,’ became a wise person. Without wisdom, all the good intentions in the world amount to nothing. Intending to do good without having wisdom is like intending to fly an airplane with no knowledge of airplanes or the laws of aerodynamics. Good intentions without wisdom lead to either nothing or to actual evil.
It is almost impossible to do good without wisdom. All the good intentions in the world are likely to be worthless without wisdom. Many of the horrors of the twentieth century were supported by people with good intentions who lacked wisdom.
But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to hell.
Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity.
Donors do not reward good intentions.
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
I'm a good guy with a good heart, and I have good intentions.