When something is missed that should have been obvious, that feels like a monumental failure.
What feels worse than that is when something is missed that should have been obvious, and no one tells the person who missed it about the mistake.
The feeling that no one is paying attention enough to point out the flaws in the design, is the same feeling that Steve Martin had playing to an empty room early in his career.
Online however, there are plenty of empty rooms, with people talking in them, but the people talking can’t see that the room is empty, the audience is slipping out and the lights are slowly being clicked off, one by one.
This is the real reason many people don’t try to do stand-up (or start blogging) but would rather attend a stand-up show, or casually consume blog content. There’s no risk of failure or shame in consumption.
There’s also no risk of humiliation, because no one read, or listened, closely enough in the first place to point out constructive criticism.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
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