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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I don't either. and even if i criticize you i will speak to you again and you can't stop me. you will never get rid of me i am a cancer ahahahahaha unless you tell me to get lost then i will because i am a respectful cancer.
    Aw.

    "Cancer" is, like, neutral to horribly evil. You'd be something more happy and friendly -- less "cancer" and more "symbiotic bird eating food off a crocodile".
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Aw.

    "Cancer" is, like, neutral to horribly evil. You'd be something more happy and friendly -- less "cancer" and more "symbiotic bird eating food off a crocodile".
    can i be a tiny monkey that eats bugs and grease out of your hair instead?
    *yodelling* AAAaaaaAAaaiiiiiiayyyyyyyy


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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    can i be a tiny monkey that eats bugs and grease out of your hair instead?
    Sure.
    EJCC: "The Big Questions in my life right now: 1) What am I willing to live with? 2) What do I have to live with? 3) What can I change for the better?"
    Coriolis: "Is that the ESTJ Serenity Prayer?"

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    lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
    conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
    want to ask me something? go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Sure.
    yay!!!!
    *yodelling* AAAaaaaAAaaiiiiiiayyyyyyyy


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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Tired of being so god damned sensitive. Maybe someday I'll be able to take criticism of my behavior without part of me assuming that it means that the person making the criticism hates/doesn't respect me and will never speak to me again.

    ^ That's an exaggeration. But I still don't take criticism well.
    I think we live in a criticism gone wild culture. There are a couple of ways I measure if a criticism is legitimate or if it is a social power play. I know it is a damaging dynamic in society because it's rare I get an adult beginning music student who doesn't flinch and isn't all tied up in knots with self-criticism. Society is destructive because people are constantly criticized at work, by in-laws, by their preacher, and gossiped about by friends. People tend to emulate whatever they focus on, so there is something legitimate to be said for communicating more optimism. When I teach beginner students I look for the moment they do it right and say, "That is exactly right!".

    First, constructive criticism tends to be specific and comes with the possibility of correcting the problem. An example could be, "the new filing system you created is unclear to a number of co-workers who are used to having each category separated instead of everything filed alphabetically together. When you get a chance, you can change it". A social power play criticism is generalized, sweeping, and something that can't be fixed, "you are too short to be in charge."

    Secondly, a constructive criticism should include something positive because nothing in the world is 100% a problem. This gives the person hope they can correct the problems. It's helpful if the positive comment is just as specific as the criticism, so it's better if someone says, "This part you are doing exactly right, and this part you can take a look at and correct in this specific way".

    I guess I say all that because the times I've worked in professional environments, I do think there is a fair amount of power play criticism going on, so there isn't always something wrong with a person to feel like it's not constructive. It isn't personal though, because people do it en masse, and in response to their own ego defensiveness (it's been done to them so they have to do it to someone else, anyone and fast to regain ego balance). I take negative social criticism badly and also feel every bad vibe, so I don't have a great solution for it, but I do wish people could focus more energy on positive qualities they possess and others posses because life is really short to only think about the problems all the time.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    What a day...
    “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." A.C. Doyle



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    I feel like sinking my teeth into something in a way that would rip someone's throat out. I don't know why the idea of that is so satisfying to me still. (This is a metaphor, just to be clear.)

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    Finally at home
    Work for a cause not for Applause
    Live to express not to Impress



    6w7 > 1w2 > 4w3


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    Quote Originally Posted by geedoenfj View Post
    Finally at home
    i was wondering what happened to you
    Im out, its been fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poki View Post
    i was wondering what happened to you
    I was in NYC and Massachusetts for 10 days, thank you for (wondering)
    Work for a cause not for Applause
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    6w7 > 1w2 > 4w3


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