“You’re so vain …..
I bet you think this post is about you..Perhaps it is..If you see yourself in the forthcoming words, don’t be alarmed, just listen…
Ronald Reagan once said “I don’t pay much attention to critics.
The world is divided into two kinds of people:
Those who can and those who criticize.”
No truer words were ever spoken by anyone. The fact that it comes from someone I disagreed with politically and morally do not take away from the wisdom of those words.
It seems that where there is art and where there are artists and creative types there are a few critics hanging around. I guess that makes sense, for how could a critic be a critic without something or someone to criticize. Usually critics have trouble with the creation process themselves, they tend to resent those for whom creativity comes naturally.
These people are usually bright and scholarly. Some have impressive degrees and credentials but one can’t just acquire creativity so easily and so shallowly. Creativity cannot be taught by convention and laws and whatever someone said before. Creativity is from the heart. From the soul itself and everything that is the essence of a person; all the beauty and the ugliness.
It could be some cannot bare to give a long hard look at themselves. Maybe it’s ego? It would be easy to think these critical types would have enormous egos but it may be quite the opposite. I think that criticism….I’m talking about unconstructive criticism, not anyone trying to be helpful but someone who is trying to be hurtful. A petty spiteful kind of criticism, I think that kind of criticism shows in a profound manner, the character of the one who’s criticizing.
I feel I must say something to these people, these critics, why leave it all to Ronnie Baby. So here it goes…
I have a little advice for Mr. and/or Ms. Critical. Free your Mind. Acknowledge the fact that you do not know everything about everything. I don’t know if you are bored or angry or lonely or whatever, I do know that your kind destroys what it does not understand in its quest for its posession.
For my friend, You do not possess creativity or the appreciation of it. It possesses you. Learn it, know it, feel it. Perhaps you may join the world of those who contribute, we would love to have you