Nothing Like a Good Dressing-Down

Do you ever turn to the person who just yelled at you and say… thank you?
 
Glutton for punishment James Parker sure does. The occasional dressing-down is really an honor… and you probably deserve it, he reasons. 

Behold! A yeller “pulsing with wrathful radiance” and you, the yellee, treated to “skin prickles” and fizzing armpits. Never more alive.
 
While yellers examine us at our worst, we can gleefully bask “in a way, in their splendor… their preposterousness.”
 
Is there any higher form of flattery?
 
The Atlantic

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