Just had your paper rejected? Don’t worry — that might boost its ultimate citation tally. An excavation of scientific papers’ usually hidden prepublication trajectories from journal to journal has found that papers published after having first been rejected elsewhere receive significantly more citations on average than ones accepted on first submission.
So, rejection is not a terrible thing. Unless it is a girl you really like, I guess, but even then… No wait.
Did not mean that.
But, peer reviewed science is great because not everything is just accepted.