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You Can Be the Ripest, Juiciest Peach in the World, and There's Still Going to Be Somebody Who Hates Peaches - Dita Von Teese

You Can Be the Ripest, Juiciest Peach in the World, and There’s Still Going to Be Somebody Who Hates Peaches – Dita Von Teese

Like a peach, our egos can bruise easily. This happened to me recently and at first, I was full of indignation. It was hard to listen to what was being said, because of the way it was said. And I think that was the kicker.

If we feel the criticism of anything important to us is unjust or delivered too bluntly, it hurts. But the comments weren’t made maliciously, the comments were honest and the comments had been solicited. I mean if you say to someone, “Do I look fat in this?” and they say, “Yes.” You may feel crushed like a bug, but you did seek out their opinion. It’s just you’re disappointed that someone thinks you look fat when you thought you looked fab.

So, next time I’m seeking feedback, I will choose carefully whose opinions to seek out. Not because I want them to lie or say everything is great, but because I can take true honesty better from some people than others. I’ll be prepared and ready to deal with the self-doubt that criticism invariably causes. Then be able to act on advice, because we all need criticism to move forward.

But some people, no matter how much you want them to, really don’t like peaches. Then you have to let it go because they’ll only bring you down. Hey, I don’t like mango…

You Can Be the Ripest, Juiciest Peach in the World, and There’s Still Going to Be Somebody Who Hates Peaches – Dita Von Teese
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About Charlie Archbold

As well as blogging and writing short stories I have found myself drawn to writing novels for young adults and children. My blogs tend to be about resilience, kindness, and the vulnerable beauty of our natural world. Along with family, friendship, and compassion these are the things which inspire me. Find my blog at www.charliearchbold.com


  1. There is the country western song “Sometimes your the windshield and sometimes the bug” Yes we get crushed and there are times without knowing we do the crushing. It is better to pause before asking those questions as well answering them

  2. I like mangoes and peaches, I just like mangoes better! 🙂

  3. This is a really good post. While I always want honest opinions, some people are harsh in how they give it. It’s one thing to be honest, but it’s another to be cruel when doing so. Also, some people simply criticize every thing and every one. Thank you for sharing this seed!

  4. Give me a peach or a mango I’ll devour them both. Great read!

  5. Hey, I like mangoes!! 😉 Heheee!! Loved our post! Well said, and to the point. 🙂

  6. What a great quote! Great thoughts to keep in mind, too.

  7. Learning that you can’t please all of the people all of the time so you probably shouldn’t even bother, is a valuable lesson to learn. I like the analogy of peaches and mangos. It’s sufficiently neutral to remind us that it’s just a question of taste rather than something being inherently wrong with either piece of fruit!

  8. I had this happen when I asked someone to give me an opinion on my brownies. They said they were good but they were gritty. I really took it personally. I know I shouldn’t have but I did. Sometimes it is hard to take criticism no matter who gives it.

  9. I always tell my son that it is not what you say, but how you say it. An honest opinion can be given, but when it is too brutally honest – it just becomes rude. Thats when you need to take that peach and throw at them!!

  10. I love this quote and your post. It’s a great reminder to be careful who we ask feedback from, as well as keeping in mind how we give feedback to others. It took me a long time to realize not everyone is going to like me and that’s okay. God loves me and so do my family and friend!

  11. I love this post – a very worthwhile read in today’s confused world.

  12. What a wonderful post. Personally I prefer apricots, I wonder where I stand…

  13. I loved this so much that I had to share ????

  14. It is hard to believe anyone could ever not love a peach.

  15. Wonderful seed☆ But to each his own 🙂 …the most important thing is ‘to thine self be true’ 🙂 . So at the end of the day…it matters more what you think. For as long as you are being honest with yourself…you do not need external validation. Thanks for sharing☆

  16. Wise words. Love, Isabella

  17. Love the honesty! It’s so easy to let others make us feel inadequate. It’s hard to chose to let it go. Your suggestion of asking only those you’re prepared to hear the truth from (i.e. you trust them – and know they have your best interests at heart) is right on. Asking anyone is easy – but the feedback can be hard. It’s o.k. to be choosy!

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