Probably the most interesting writing prompt I have ever read: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/daily-prompt-harsh/
I’m finding I can’t respond to it myself because, while I immediately think of two examples of harsh criticism I have received, I still haven’t figured out whether my criticizers were right or not. I used to think they were, now I’m not sure.
I suppose one thing I’ve been told that I know is true, but was hard to hear, was from my husband when he told me, very lovingly, that I think too highly of myself. When he told me that, I instantly knew it was true. When I remember him telling me, I still realize it’s true. But I forget so often and need that reminder more than I get it.