In case you missed it, the Super Bowl took place this past weekend. I didn’t watch it personally, but Blaine did, and so did my dad, and they both said the game was a good one in the sense it was a close score throughout the entirety of the game, keeping viewers on the edge … More Why are we so critical?
To say I’m stressed the hell out right now is a bit of an understatement. The wedding is less than three weeks away, and the home Blaine and I will be living in is just about move-in ready; throw work into the mix and I’ve got myself a stressed trifecta. Things could always be worse, … More The harsh reality of being reminded of your flaws
When it comes to accepting blame, I would imagine most of us wouldn’t describe it as the most enjoyable experience. Being forced to recognize our faults and accept responsibility for them is a somewhat debilitating experience, which is why I believe a lot of us become defiant when faced with confrontation as it serves as … More This is why it’s important to handle criticism
The idea of giving someone criticism isn’t exactly something that brings most of us comfort. At least, I would hope it doesn’t. Being critical of someone can be kind of awkward, and, depending on who the person is that you’re criticizing, it can be a little tense, too. But, constructive criticism is something all of … More Giving constructive criticism: a how-to guide
It seems to me that as of late, farmers have been the subject of unnecessary criticism and scrutiny. And, the longer I think about it, the more it becomes apparent that farmers have somewhat always been targeted for the profession they chose, one that we as a society depend upon tremendously. Recently, farmers and members … More Why are we villainizing farmers?
Work ethic is timeless in terms of its value. If you’re someone who possesses strong work ethic, you’re at a tremendous advantage over those who don’t when it comes to the work world. The problem is, though, that strong work ethic seems to be becoming more and more scarce in popularity, and from my understanding, … More Where did the good work ethic go?
It can be difficult to recognize things about ourselves that we appreciate, or love. I would argue that because we are socially conditioned to seek out our flaws and the flaws of others, a social construction that is perpetuated through social media, print media, and visual media, we fail to consider that there are things … More Promoting self-love
No one likes being told what their weaknesses are. This is an observation of mine that I would willingly bet money on. Hearing about things we do that could use improvement, or things we aren’t particularly strong in, is sort of insulting for many of us. Being told that we need to up our game … More Recognizing our weaknesses
Since starting a new writing job back in August, my writing style has had to undergo a rather significant adjustment. My entire life, I’ve been criticized in my writing for being too vocabulary-heavy or using flowery language, if you will. I just friggen like words, and it’s hard to change something you’ve been doing for … More Changing writing styles
No one likes to be told that they have a flaw. Becoming conscious of something we need to improve upon makes us uncomfortable and wary, but ignoring constructive criticism really is far more consequential than simply coming to terms with what we need to work on. I started a new job almost two weeks ago, … More Recognizing your flaws
Criticism is a fickle thing. On one hand, it can be issued in a positive context, allowing for recognition of potential improvement in a specific situation. On the other hand, when issued negatively, or in an excessively critical context, it can lead to anger and frustration. Criticism is somewhat inevitable in our lives. My Dad … More A Difference In Opinions
Public Relations is one of the most rewarding yet challenging academic programs an individual can pursue. It is a beneficial area of study and can lead someone in various opportunistic directions, however, it can also be overwhelming at times. If you’re considering pursuing a career in Public Relations, here are three things you need to … More Three Things You Need to Know Before Studying Public Relations