Friday, March 16, 2012

How To Receive Criticism Like A Champ by Mark Altrogge on March 14, 2012

I don’t love to be criticized or critiqued.  I must admit, I don’t love “input.”

I think this goes back to my Intro to Design class in college.  One day Dr. Grinchwold (named changed) walked past my desk, looked disdainfully at my project, a 3-dimensional paper fly (which was brilliant, by the way), and muttered something.  “Excuse me, what did you say?” I asked.  To which he replied for the whole class to hear, “I said, ‘Do you have a match?’  Because you should burn that thing.”  I was stunned, mortified and humiliated.  I wanted to say, “If I had a match I’d light your pants on fire,” but I didn’t.

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