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When someone criticizes what you say or something you believe, consider your response.

It may feel natural to become defensive and attack the critic. A better response looks inward, since the criticism may be a fault in your argument, as opposed to a fault in the critic. Perhaps there's a flaw in what you believe that's gone unnoticed all this time.

Even if the critic is undoubtedly uninformed or mentally incapable, ask yourself how you might improve your evidence in a way that improves understanding.

Criticism should invoke introspection, not flame war.

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