Criticism is part of the creative man's journey, and I appreciate it.
I can't control the criticism. It's something you certainly don't appreciate, but by the same token, everybody is entitled to their opinion.
Democracy - or any improvement on it - will rest on the layman's right to criticize. His criticism will be often - very often - damn silly, but if, like Plato and the Fascists, we take away his right to criticize, we take away his right to appreciate.
Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale