"If criticism is mistaken or mean-spirited, rise above it. Maintain the high ground when you're under fire. No victory is worth winning at the expense of picking up the mud that has been slung at you and throwing it back."
Now, is that a hometruth or not? And, how often do we remain calm when we are criticized? We take criticism as a personal affront, most of the times. Even if it is constructive, our reaction is'how dare he or she......?'And, usually such arguments end in both sides being unhappy(That's an understatement. LOL).
On the lighter side, it reminds me of another similar quote:
Arguing with your Boss is like wrestling with a pig in mud. After a while you realize that while you are getting dirty, the pig is actually enjoying it.
The same holds true for arguing with people who love to criticize, I guess.
So, next time you feel hot and bothered at being criticized,think for a moment-is it worth it?