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tynamite's answer « Why is criticism considered with negative connotations?

Criticism appears to be the greatest gift one may bestow upon another if the other is truly interested in growing and discovering a heightened self-awareness.

It appears that people frequently take things personally and leave situations gravely offended rather than thankful that someone has brought new light to an issue:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-be-offended.html
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Because some people use criticism, not because they disagree with what someone says; but instead because they want to be condescending, and chastise someone for their opinions. They really want them to shut up, so that's why they say what they say.

Example
Scene: At family counselling, where people are supposed to discuss their opinions freely, in a safe environment.

"I think he needs counselling. He hasn't changed. He's still got the same behavioural patterns."

"He's well behaved. Stop being negative."
Not everyone is of the maturity of most Quora users, when it comes to handling opposing opinions. I'm sure you can imagine how the rest of the counselling session went, and who wasn't allowed to express their opinion.
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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