Demotivation ! The mention of that word is demotivating. So, you can imagine what happens when someone tries that with you repeatedly.
It is a strong and cruel tool used by many people whom we see in our day to day life. And those who have a strong tongue, a superiority complex or is a person in power uses it with so much ease. They do it in so many ways : try to talk you out of doing something, try to put you off, try to tell you that you are not good enough or that the task at hand is something that you cannot or do not have the capacity to handle. And if all this does not work, then they start striking using means and ways that make you wonder how ?
With young people especially, motivation is a strong force - which when used can bring wonders. A little bit of the magic potion, and it makes people whom you could have initially thought inept, do amazing things. They fly, soar and take paths others would have thought twice.
So then, one can only imagine the destructive power of the opposite. Just like the power of love to give and take, motivation has the power to build and destroy, looking at it from different sides.
It takes a person of exceptional courage and willpower to resist that force of demotivation. Today, you talk to any person working in any field, and they find so many people ready to demotivate and so few to motivate. Why are we becoming so negative, I wonder ? Why is it that we (parents, teachers, friends, siblings, employers, employees, ............) try to demotivate people when it is so easy to motivate ? Why is letting of negative energy so alluring ?
Sometimes I think demotivating should be classified a crime. Because it is deadly. It is deadlier than killing the body. It kills the flame, the eagerness, the happiness, the very soul of a person. It leaves the person in a state of vacuum.