Constructive Criticism


Dear Fellow Blogger,

I realize that criticism in any form is not something that people take kindly. I will be the first to admit that I don’t take constructive criticism well at all. My initial reaction is to get upset or pissed off. However, I ALWAYS take time to reflect on the advice given once I’ve calmed down. Nine times out of ten, I was critiqued in an area that needed improvement and appreciated the advice later.

I am also willing to admit that the words I chose may not have been the most tactful. I was trying to get you to re-read your post as an outsider. Your post could have been funny without all the career choice bashing. Laughing at this person’s career choice and further speculating what he had been doing prior and during his response to your blog was not “comedy gold.” I said you appeared [giving you the benefit of the doubt] to be a pompous jackass. By deleting my response, you obviously keep a tight reign on how the world perceives you.

No matter the age of a person, I think we can all learn and grow from each other if we are willing to face our shortcomings. I like to think (and hope it’s true) that I’m a better person than I was years ago. Furthermore, I hope that I continue to grow into a better person for the rest of the days of my life. All stripped down…we are all just human.


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