Why Your Biggest Critics Are Your Best Allies

What Rumi teaches us about accepting feedback

Lisa Papademetriou
May 14 · 5 min read
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Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? — Rumi

Offering criticism — even when it is done with utmost love and care — can be a tricky business. Writers are often sensitive creatures and writing, like any creative endeavor, is a…