Sometimes They’re Wrong

Sometimes we do our very best and it doesn’t pay off.  For some reason in life, others get to decide the grade, the value, the outcome, the payoff, the verdict, the yes or no or other decision of our efforts.  Someone else decides what is art or artistic or the interpretation of your creation.    We build from vision and others don’t see it.   I don’t think for one minute that lessens the value of our work.

Sometimes it just means those people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

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36 thoughts on “Sometimes They’re Wrong

  1. mewhoami says:

    I think you’re right.


  2. bikebrown says:

    You are absolutely right.


  3. Sadly, this is true sometimes.


  4. Val Boyko says:

    Sometimes life is unfair.
    Ups and downs.
    Highs and lows.
    Learning to ride the wave and let go.


  5. Here I am reading it in such a serious way until that last line and I laughed. Bravo for hitting it right on with humor! 🙂 ❤


  6. haha love it Colleen – it’s a great way to reframe our thinking! Some people just don’t know what the hell they’re talking about! ❤
    Diana xo


  7. dogear6 says:

    Loved the last sentence! Because fo’ sure we can put too much into what someone says or thinks and they don’t know diddly.



  8. Gibber says:

    So true. Now what was I saying?


  9. niaaeryn says:

    It happens, but agreed–just because they may have the verdict, it does not mean that they are right.


  10. Mustang.Koji says:

    Is this an uh-oh post??


  11. markbialczak says:

    Yes, MBC, sometimes we know our own worth the best. Exactly,


    • 🙂 I’ve started to learn (possibly a little late) that enjoying doing something is as valuable as the product it’s self. Do I have to be the best at something to enjoy doing it, creating it, expressing it? 🙂 People like you help with that MBM.


  12. Inese Poga Art Gallery says:

    Art doesn’t even need to be interpreted, but mostly looked at, listened to, etc. The perception is a very individual thing, meaning, no two people can see the same object, scene or whatever exactly in the same way. Any efforts count, even if it was only a lesson in how not to do the same stuff next time. You can just ignore them and you can also use this in your favor by having another look at the same piece of art and maybe paying attention to what somebody said.


    • Thank you Inese Poga Art Gallery. Your statement “Any efforts count” was exactly what I was getting at. Our efforts in art, or work, or life are all about expressions and learning. And you complete my thoughts with the rest of your statement “even if it was only a lesson in how not to do the same stuff next time.” I appreciate your comment and time. 🙂


  13. reocochran says:

    The ‘judges’ of our worth, whether in our writing, artwork, crafts or jobs certainly aren’t always the ones we should listen to or rely upon. The ones we care about should be the ones who see our worth for what we have accomplished and encourage us to move forward in our endeavors. You said this all with such significance and yes, Colleen: “They don’t always know what the hell they are talking about!”


    • 😀 Hahahahaha! I was feeling quite serious about the efforts part of all that people do day in and day out. And that often people are slashed through and through by someone else’s judgment. And as I wrote it I just wanted to cut that judgment short. So I did. Because sometimes….it just doesn’t matter and does not count. 🙂 Thank you Robin! 🙂


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