While I brew a post about the nature of successful feedback, clock this piece of cynicism.
There should also perhaps be a paragraph that says “Can see that change needs to happen, have the motivation, try and then get demotivated by feedback you choose to label aggressive, condescending and knee-jerk.” Or not.
Fwiw, the Ibn Khaldun (from wikipedia) reference; “Perhaps the most frequently cited observation drawn from Ibn Khaldūn’s work is the notion that when a society becomes a great civilization (and, presumably, the dominant culture in its region), its high point is followed by a period of decay. This means that the next cohesive group that conquers the diminished civilization is, by comparison, a group of barbarians. Once the barbarians solidify their control over the conquered society, however, they become attracted to its more refined aspects, such as literacy and arts, and either assimilate into or appropriate such cultural practices. Then, eventually, the former barbarians will be conquered by a new set of barbarians, who will repeat the process. Some contemporary readers of Khaldun have read this as an early business cycle theory, though set in the historical circumstances of the mature Islamic empire.”
FWIW#2 Fundamental Attribution Error.