Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Art of Reviling: 10 Tips for Criticizing People More Effectively | Mental Floss

The Art of Reviling: 10 Tips for Criticizing People More Effectively | Mental Floss

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In the 1930s, William B. Pettus, the president of the College of Chinese Studies in Beijing, came across a strange little Chinese essay. It began by arguing that, "having a desire to revile, should you persistently restrain it you will sooner or later develop some malady or infirmity. Therefore, having this desire, it is right to give it vent, and there is no harm in so doing."


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