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    Criticism

    Criticism is always around. Criticism can be powerfully destructive. It wounds that person’s pride and shatters one’s confidence. Now and then people make a direct critical remark. Sometimes they imply a criticism. Although the criticism was well intended, it makes us feel disappointed. Mean and spiteful critical remarks are damaging. Criticism automatically lowers our sense of importance. Unfair and unprovoked criticism stirs up resentment. We must immediately work to stop our resentment.

    Occasionally criticism proves constructive. At these times, criticism motivates us to improve. God’s criticism is always constructive.

    There are ways to handle criticism. Norman Vincent Peale took the constructive part out of the criticisms he received on his newly published book Positive Thinking. He forgot the other part and did not feel guilty. Benjamin Franklin vowed to speak ill of no man but speak all the good he knew about them.

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