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Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 24, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The joys of evolution!

We enjoy all the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

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Beyond Business | Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

If you want to build them up don’t put them down.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 20, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you have authority, most people shut down, in one way or another, in response to your criticism.

Maybe you want them to shut down?

Maybe you don't?

...what are you trying to accomplish with all that criticism?

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Thought Tweets

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 15, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we were newborn babes, we somehow knew the best way to get what we wanted was kicking and screaming.

At first, people encouraged us to take action.

Then, of great surprise to us, bigger people began a life-long assault aimed at proving otherwise. 

Give yourself injections of that oxymoron, Constructive Criticism

by Rick Baker
On Jun 2, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Create a Do It Yourself Hormesis Program, aimed at thickening your skin and building your tolerance for other people's shortcomings. 

CAUTION: If you are like most people then your initial tolerance for criticism will be unbelievably low...so start with very low doses of self-criticism. And, build the doses up slowly over time...until you are able to face your screaming vein-bulging face in the mirror. 

When they are messing on the floor, sometimes you just gotta put down your newspaper.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 2, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It actually happened just after the turn of the century...amidst double entendre & a wicked sense of humour.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

May your ego refuse to jump over molehills to join the mule trains climbing all those mountains!

by Rick Baker
On Jun 1, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sometimes those little voices in our heads goad us into thoughts and actions that really defy logic. Deep down we know the thoughts and actions are tainted and flawed, yet we allow them to grow and swell and sometimes get way out of control.

Sometimes we set aside all the good advice our mothers worked so hard to teach: for example, if you can't say something nice...

Sometimes we forget constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

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