Harsh criticism? here on this forum?
Not an easy thing to do well, but has its place.
Much easier if you have the errant person in front of you, of
course, being either a pupil, or student or apprentice.
None of these have the automatic right to our hard won knowhow.
The tacit agreement between the master and the pupil is that the
latter is expected, to shut up, complete the latest task set them,
and do as they are told.
When they have done well, then its praise.
Its when they step way out of line, that the harsh approach is
Ie, stick and carrot.
Anyone that has had the benefit of the average initial military
training, will remember that harsh criticism was the mildest
treatment you recieved from the drill sargeant!! The punishment needs
to fit the crime.
Anyone wanting to become a jeweller or goldsmith has set their
Before anyone can interpret the medium they have to master the
techniques, assuming they have some talent.
For example, how many years does one need to practice and study to
play the piano or the violin? and interpret Chopin’s revolutionary
study, or any of the more demanding violin concherto’s? To design,
make and market ones own work retail, demands a wide range of skills,
not easily available from schools colleges or the like.
The only place youll get this kind of training is from someone who
is successful in all these areas.
If your lucky to get an apprenticeship from them.
Walt disney’s sorcerers’s apprentice is a good example of harsh
Anyone remember seeing it? In his film Fantasia.