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How To Accept Criticism In 5 Easy Steps

Dear Mayor Bloomberg
No one stands between me and my extra-large Coke! Read More »
Guy Called Me Crazy
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An open letter to the guy who called me "crazy." Read More »
Have Bad Self-Esteem?
If you truly believe you suck, self help may not work for you. Read More »

Last week, I wrote an “Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg,” informing him he had no right to tell me how much Coca-Cola I am allowed to consume. After many comments about me sounding like “a high school drama queen” and telling me to “calm down,” I felt very discouraged, and even doubtful about my writing in general.

While I did get a few positive reviews, I soon realized that many commenters did not understand the tongue-in-cheek tone I tried to embody, and I decided to carefully read through each comment in effort to learn from what everyone had to say, even the nastier toned ones. Even if you don’t write on the internet and don’t regularly have strangers critiquing your words, we all face criticism of some sort on a daily basis — here’s how I learned to get the most out of it. Keep reading »

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