This interview with Dave Eggers is possibly the best rant I’ve ever read. Sit down and read it all, or at least just the addendum near the end.
Dave talking about criticism:
“It’s born of boredom, lassitude. Too cowardly to address problems of substance where such problems actually are, we claw at those close to us. We point to our neighbor, in the khakis and sweater, and cry foul. It’s ridiculous. We find enemies among our peers because we know them better, and their proximity and familiarity means we don’t have to get off the couch to dismantle them.“