Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Although most of us do not like being criticized, it is said that we can always benefit from being told what we are doing wrong. We may lose a valuable learning opportunity if we do not listen to the criticisms expressed by others. Yet criticism, even when honest and well-intended, can be more harmful than helpful. We have more to gain by ignoring or shielding ourselves from the criticisms of others.
Are people better off if they do not listen to criticism?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：Criticism, Function
正：Some people indeed benefited from ignoring criticism
反：But criticism can also help people make progress
补：People should adjust their attitude