Criticism, when done thoughtfully, is a very valid tool that helps people improve. And there is some research to suggest that both criticism and praise can be equally harmful in some contexts. It makes no logical sense. It should be etched onto a brass plaque and nailed onto the temporal lobe. But what sick twist of fate decided that a derogatory comment from a stranger would carry more weight than heartfelt praise from our nearest and dearest? As usual, science has a few suggestions….
You suck! Why criticism is more powerful than praise
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Thank You for Smoking is a American satirical film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart , based on the satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It follows the efforts of Big Tobacco 's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes using heavy spin tactics while also trying to remain a role model for his year-old son. Macy , J. Simmons , and Robert Duvall appear in supporting roles. The film was released in a limited run on March 17, , and had a wide release on April
Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ
When I first started to travel long-term, people asked me what I was running away from , wondered why I wanted to be gone so long, and would mostly tell me I was crazy or weird. It can be deflating and saddening. Many readers reach out to me about this topic frequently. I can feel the angst in their emails and the confusion at not knowing to how deal with the situation. But it still sucks when your support system is so unsupportive.
Updated October 09, Two Sunshine Coast boys say they would not be alive if it was not for the adults who risked their own lives to save them from a "brutal" rip on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday afternoon. Tyler Reid, 11, Felix Hall, 11, and another boy were on a sandbank about metres south of the flags at Kawana Beach when they were pulled into the rip. The waves were big and they were pushing us down and pulling us back," Felix said.