I remember talking with a couple of students just last week about this. We can't give up control of our responses, our own thinking, our attitude, etc., to others. The world is full of critics that love to see us stumble and fall. Why would we ever want to help them by causing ourselves problems. This is not just in high school - but all throughout life. This is one of the many reasons that we need to work on our Positive Mental Attitude each and every day. Spend your time working on those things that will get you closer to those things you want to go after in your life. The critics are there to help us focus and get better in those areas. Don't help them out by losing emotional control. The key is that the critics can help us and they don't even know it. What are your thoughts on this?