"thank the person that criticized you. for he is trying to point out your mistakes so that you can improve and become a better person."
i tried to hold on to his principle but it's easier said than done. what happens if that person criticized you in front of soo many people? or loud enough to be heard by the ears of your neighbor?
in search for the correct reply you'll notice that people around you have become quiet. leaning in closer to you. eager to hear your response. the moment of truth.
ahh, shall i describe that 'wonderful' moment? you'll stagger for quite a time-depending on how embarrassing the criticism is. some people find it funny, some pretended to be deaf, some just shake their heads, some even joined in.
but at the same time you felt really ashamed by the magnitude of your weak/ugly side being exposed. and my my, are those tears coming? stop stop. not now. aaaah how delightful this is.
and as you are choking back tears, you answer in your most relaxed tone...not wanting to look offended. but deep inside, your mind and heart are both racing. especially if that is the second time you have heard of the same criticism. fine fine, i respect the fact that maybe you just can't stand the way i look/walk/eat. but please...YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD!
i honestly think it is inappropriate to call out others mistake in front of everyone. well, unless you are my lecturer or my boss. try to respect people. i don't go telling people around that their breath stink, or their fashion sense is a bit catastrophic(not that i'm a fashion girl myself), or too fat, or too rude...i don't because that's how you respect people. you tell them their weaknesses one on one, not one to many!
but never mind, there's a lesson to this. to teach us not to make others mistake and prove to yourself that you won't repeat it.
simply because everyone is unique. and we still have so much to learn from this vast universe that He has created.
respect yourself. and others too. do not forget about Karma baby! :)