Then come the accolades.
Ask us which we remember more – a hundred compliments… or one criticism.
I find this to be true off the page as well. Having grown up in a fishbowl of gunky water polluted by negativity, it's hard to comprehend when I'm swimming in clear water. When someone smiles and says "I love your sweater!" I immediately think "but my hair looks like crap, right?". It's like, one kind word forward, two insults back.