Tag Archives: Criticism

How To Cope With Criticism

Die-hard college football fans are probably aware of an ongoing feud between sports personality Paul Finebaum and Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney. I just read about it the other day.

Apparently, after Clemson beat in-state rival South Carolina 38-3, Finebaum objected to Swinney’s post-game remarks and called him “the most annoying winner in all of sports on ESPN’s “Get Up” program. Continue reading


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The Folly of Trying to Please Everyone

Donkey FableFrom Aesop’s Fables is this story with a great moral–The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey.

A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way.

But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”  So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. Continue reading


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Three Communication Killers

Have you seen the AT&T commercial of the girl calling her boyfriend  to tell him she’s giving him the silent treatment?  He’s confused as she has already called him several times. Her validation for calling is that her family has “free unlimited mobile to any mobile minutes from AT&T so I can call all I want.” 

 He objects, and says, “I don’t think you understand how the silent treatment works.”  At this point she is shown with a knowing nod and saying nothing.  I think it is very clever.  It gives you a chuckle.  And there’s an element of truth in it.  Continue reading

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