Moranifesto: How to accept a compliment

Hello! This week’s vlog is about the importance of accepting COMPLIMENTS. Many of us seem to think that compliments are akin to some kind of conversational doughnut – that by accepting one, you will become somehow crazed on all that positivity sugar. But no! I’m here to tell you about the NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS of a compliment. And how if you take and enjoy them, they’ll allow you to jump a little higher, to reach for things that are a little beyond your normal reach.

I’ll reveal why we invented compliments. And why teenage girls – the generation that’s horrified by homophobia, transphobia, racism and which rages ceaselessly on behalf of others – need to stop the hate-in they so often turn on themselves. Saying cruel things about yourselves should be as unacceptable as saying cruel things about other people.
Because, my darlings, you don’t realise. That if you try not to dodge a compliment or drop it, if you only catch it, as you would a rounders ball out in the field, then you’ve not only won a point for you. You’ve won a point for OUR TEAM. And we will allapplaud you for it.
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The idea of both the Moranifesto, and my YouTube channel is that it’s not just me talking about politics in an amusing and relaxed – although still revolutionary – manner. It’s all of us. I firmly believe that everyone has at least one idea that would make the world a better place and I want to hear those ideas, and get them out into the wider world. Together, we can upgrade this planet, in an organised and polite fashion. So – watch my vlogs, then email me your One Minute Manifesto to Moranifesto@eburypublishing.co.uk – and the best ones will be featured on the channel.

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  • Angela Frank

    My one idea for how to make the world a better place is to put your phone down when your children – anyone, really, but especially children – speak to you. Look at them, instead. And listen to them. Read their facial expressions and body language. Drink in their being who they are; catch it. Put down your screen. It’s a robot that has no feelings and your children feel every moment with you.

  • Jennifer Fry

    In a flu-fed fever I purchased your book on Kindle, thinking it was just a sample. It was 2 am and I needed a book I could actually read to keep me company – your books are like ice cream. So I kept reading and am half way through the book and today I went out and bought the real thing. Now I can properly share with my daughter. I gave How to be a Woman to about 5 friends and my daughter as a gift for no occasion — they all adore you. Canadian women, eh? Am watching you for the first time ever on this website. It is different, but perfect. Thank Caitlin Moran. Jennifer