Dear Gentle Reader,HOW ARE YOU??
I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post. It didn’t seem like that long ago. My apologies!😳
I guess I was stressing myself out over Catch Me If You Can more than I thought! Even Opening Night was unnerving.😱 I think I added to my collection of gray hairs over the last three weeks. But that isn’t what I wanted to muse about today. I will certainly be talking about CMIYC soon. Let me add it to my bullet journal… for tomorrow. DONE!✔️
On my drive to rehearsal for Funny Thing… Forum, I heard a song that recalled a conversation that I had with a former coworker which inevitably wormed its way through all the different posts/articles/reviews/conversations that I have read/heard/had with others.
The theme of those interactions basically boiled down to a kind of “I can do it better” mentality. 😮 I recall that one of my friends kind of gave me a smirk of “oh sure” or “yeah, right” when I told them in all honesty that I don’t understand that line of thinking. Yes, I do say things about an actors’/directors’ choices but NEVER with the thought that I would have done the project better. First, it is hard enough to do either of those jobs. I find encouraging is a much more enjoyable feeling. Second, if I auditioned and didn’t get the part, the director had something in mind that I didn’t fit. Secondly, if I didn’t audition, I would think it is kind of egotistical to assume that I would have done better. Maybe I wouldn’t’ve even been offered the role – which takes us back to the second reason.
I, in all sincerity, make critiques with curiosity. I want to know why a certain choice was made. I try and play out all the different versions in my head but maybe there was something I didn’t know that created the choice in question.
I welcome criticism and critiques because I want to always improve, but I don’t feel that tearing someone down is beneficial. I’ve experienced it school and hated that, so I would never want to make someone feel that way. The funny thing about school was that they thought the tearing down would solve the issue that I was quick to finish my work and help out my classmates. LOL Ah, good times, good times!
Well, Dear Reader, I must away to the theater for another performance of CMIYC.🎭What do you think of the whole “I can do it better” line of thinking? Have you caught yourself in that mode? Leave me a comment and lemme know. Don’t be shy. We’re all friends here. 👍
As always, Gentle Reader, thanks for reading.