Avoiding Criticism

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Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise; and it still tastes bitter like day-old coffee grounds on day-old toast.

I get it – criticism sharpens the mind, but why must it most often take form as pernicious disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. Savvy sages suggest developing Rhino-like skin and be noble. Take solace in Shakespeare’s advice, “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”

Or avoid criticism by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing at all.

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