A wonderful piece! Absolutely right. Some cultures practice self-bashing like it's an integral part of the culture. Poland is one of those countries. So many people always criticize, always complain. I worked in China and it's similar over there. That's why people develop this inner voice, the ''inner critic'' as I call it. When you look at your inner critic, you'll find this voice is a mix of opinions someone, somewhere told you. It's healthy to get rid of it. It's an artificial construct.