No one likes criticism. But it's a fact of life. There's simply no way you're going to go through life without some criticism. Of course, our culture tries to minimise the impact of criticism by saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." That's nonsense. Criticism always hurts. As philosopher and author Robert Fulghum says, "Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts."