Yesterday I was going somewhere with my post but reading it back today I think I missed the mark or at least got wildly off topic. I’ve been writing down ideas for posts with pen and paper during the day, then using that as a platform. The draft is scrawled, barely legible but angry and funny too. Most of this I cut out because I think maybe its too rude or not terribly nice. Should I?
Constructive criticism. Is it so bad? I once knew a group of people who were lovely. Really nice people. Full of praise and supportive of each others endeavors. If someone made a sandwich it was an amazing sandwich. Painted a picture, fantastic, wonderful. Made a bracelet, awesome, you should sell those. I heard this praise continually. Good vibes bounced about, positive energy shining. But I got the feeling that someone could take a shit, wrap it up in a bow, place it on the kitchen table and it to would be received by a rousing cheer, trumpets would sound, WOW that’s fantastic, AMAZING, BRILLIANT. No doubt upon closer inspection would be declared the greatest shit ever and declared certifiably organic too.
How do we know if what we are doing is really any good if everything we do is the best thing ever?