Quoting: Soften Criticism

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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin – Found at the website promoting the book “The Light From Zion.”

If someone is critical of you in a harsh tone of voice, try telling them the following:

“I appreciate your strong feelings about the matter, but I would appreciate the comments more if they were expressed more pleasantly.”

From Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s book Gateway to Self Knowledge, pp.184-6

Given all of those shrill voices in social media and occasionally in real life, this is a much needed reminder that we can ask folks to turn down the volume a bit.

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7 thoughts on “Quoting: Soften Criticism

  1. It’s hard when someone comments on my post that they’d like to see my wife shot through the head that “I appreciate your strong feelings about the matter, but I would appreciate the comments more if they were expressed more pleasantly.”

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