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Quintessensual A criticism is somethimes a witticism without the wit and sometimes a cynicism with an extra dose of cyanide. 991105
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Jennifer Bethke Criticism and Realism: In Germany, criticism is a national pastime; but if you ask any German about their pessimistic views, they will explain that they are only being more realistic than the rest of the world.

Many of my friends think that my pessimism must dampen my outlook on life. On the contrary; it allows for me to be pleasantly surprised when things go my way and yet prepared when they donít. Expecting the worst may seem like a stupid idea, but at least I am very rarely disappointedÖ after all, true human nature isnít all daises and kittens. Thinking realistically, which isnít always pleasant, has made me who I am and often colors my sarcastic and critical form of humor. SarcasmÖ just one more service I offer.

From: Chai Tea and German Bureaucracy -by Me
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hey now! before you criticize someone, walk a mile in thier shoes. that way when you criticize them, youre a mile away and you have their shoes. 030505
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Nathan88 expecting the worse isnt neccesarily the best way to look at it but expecting things not to work out most the time is how shit really goes down these days so why lie to yourself right?...

i like chai tea
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jane aaron told me: your relationship with him is that he criticizes you.

i had never heard anything so true.
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stork daddy when you fail to meet your own unrealistic expectations, you scour for others who do. 050717
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English Proverb Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. 071208
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H. L. Mencken "Criticism is prejudice made plausible." 081130
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past there's a culture of deep, rich, and largely constructive criticism at grad_school, but i feel that at a certain point you just have to start living (which means, in this context, writing). 140303
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