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SYAC - Knocked Out by TomPreston SYAC - Knocked Out by TomPreston
Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
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“When they (critics) insult you, and they become the straw that broke the camels back and you snap at them or just defend yourself, the first thing they’ll say is “I thought you had a thick skin, you should learn to take criticism,” after they insulted you and your family. And they don’t realize they are comment number 1,000 out of a 1,000 comments that week. A thick skin is just that: Thick. It’s not impervious. It’s not invulnerable. And it’s not infinite. It gets ground down, worn away, and eroded. It needs to heal to grow back in time, and if you’re getting a constant stream of abuse you’re gonna snap, you’re gonna be sensitive, and you’re gonna get raw.”

-Jim Sterling

I take no credit for this one, guys. I just loved the way Jim described certain online interactions (as it hit home quite hard for me) and I wanted to visualize it for the benefit of others.
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