Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
On a serious note, from someone who is overly educated and perhaps overly critical, I believe one has to develop a critical faculty to excel as a musician. Being someone who is overly educated, I can tell you that it is the one thing in this country that people look down on and it is a shame. Maybe if people developed a little criticism, these mediocre talents would get less of the focus, and that's all I would really say, that they should get LESS focus, which also means less of their share of the pie.
That's interesting Ken, Some of the most highly educated people that I know are the softest spoken when it comes to criticizing others. They don't see the need to belittle because they are confident and secure in their own knowledge and ability. They have nothing to prove.