shit i do instead of grad school work

anonymous asked:

I wasnt even trying to be mean. But looks like you are not able to handle criticism in any way. Good luck with your applications. I hope you learn how to handle rejection and criticism because they will help you more than those cutesy studyblr “aww ignore themm you can do thiss <3” shit in the long run.

Even though you weren’t *trying* to be mean you definitely came across that way. Calling my (legitimate) fears about grad school applications “whining” isn’t criticism - it’s being mean. Criticism is “you did this thing really badly. Here’s where you went wrong. - here’s something you could do instead that would improve it.”. I’ve gotten lots of criticism on my work (because - that’s where criticism is important - not on my feelings and fears) and I can handle that. 

Besides, I really, really appreciate that “cutesy studyblr shit” because it has helped me in the past and will continue to do so. I appreciate that there are people who will go out of their way to tell me that they care in some small way because it makes the world slightly less horrifying that it currently is?