Why We Fuck Up

Purely coincidental

“Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

Also true of criticism, professional or personal. From restaurant reviews to workplace gossip, criticism is a mirror, not a microscope. What criticism reveals are the needs and values of the critic, not the qualities present or absent in the critiqued.

When we agree with the critic, we must remain aware that any resemblance to actual persons or events is…