Criticism

There will always be those who don’t like the decisions we make, especially when our decisions call others into a stance of bad feedbackassuming an appropriate level of responsibility. You only have to ask any college or university professor to discover we have a generation of young adults who believe they deserve life handed to them on a platter. They enter into contracts, don’t fulfill their obligations under the contract, and then cast the other party as the devil. They want the privileges of being an adult while avoiding the responsibilities. When they are called on this behavior, they characterize the one holding them accountable as abusive.

It’s a tired, old song that’s day has passed. When we say or do the right things and receive criticism, we need to stand strong. Nobody has every been helped by allowing the irresponsibility of another to continue unchecked. On the other hand, if we aren’t meeting our obligations and responsibilities, criticism is a call to grow up. Running from it doesn’t solve the problem, it only makes it worse.

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