2021/09/27 When were young, were taught that sticks and stones might break bones, but name-calling should never inflict any injury. As children, ignoring others hurtful comments is much easier said than done. We even accept others negative criticism and each of us is guilty of accepting someones negative appraisal of our abilities. This week, you have a choice about whether or not to accept someones negative appraisal of you. Shrug it off.