“To be a creator is to invite others to load their slingshots with rocks of disparagement and try to shoot you down,”
Grant Faulkner from his article, Overcoming Creative Wounds
Everyone’s got an opinion. We are hard wired for critical thinking, judging, assessing. It’s part of our survival mechanism, part of our Fight or Flight response. Reactions and judgements to something new or different that saved our skin, prehistoric and modern. Will this hurt me? Can I use/eat this? What the hell is that!? But in some cases it’s just jealously. Some don’t want to see you do something innovative or unique- because they didn’t think of it first!
Of course the antidote is to push through, deflecting the slings and arrows and to carry on. Easier said than done though ~