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Posted by derekanjo on Monday, June 25, 2007

A recent post on this site (I won't be specific) has led me to post this blog. A player posed a question, got responses to his post , and then mentioned that he came to this site looking for help but wondered if there is anything but criticism (paraphrasing). I read the posts...heck, I even posted myself. There was nothing that critical there. And it seems to me that if you can't handle even a little criticism, then you probably shouldn't bring you questions ad/or problems to a "public" forum of this nature. And if you do, i leave you with something my high school art teacher (one of the smartest and most effective teachers ever) told every class on the first day.: "If you can't handle my criticism get out of my class. I'm not your mommy, so grow a skin." Just so know, no one ever left.

6 comments on “Criticism.”

Joanchek Says:
Monday, June 25, 2007 @11:42:38 PM

You learn more from your mistakes than from your successes...

Just sayin'.   :D


Sid Langley Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @9:03:52 AM

the words heat and kitchen spring to mind...

stanger Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @4:42:02 PM

Criticism, if honest and said honestly with no bad intentions, asked for and received in the same spirit, is one of the best ways to learn and become better. Good thoughts, Derek, and your art teacher was right.

Shatfield Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @8:10:40 PM

Being kinda "critical" there aren't ya Derek?



Hey, your kinda close to Tulsa!   I go by there all the time on my way to Wichita.

fisher Says:
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 @9:34:24 PM

I think I'm my toughest critic. i went to and old folks jam today[tues 9am] Some great musicians there, I sucked. They were very suportive and applauded.Go figure

pickingfive Says:
Monday, July 16, 2007 @10:05:05 AM

A most excellent response about (constructive) criticis, Derek!!!  I wish more people knew and lived that in their daily lives.

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