I am not a fan of the Tiger Mom (from the recent book ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’) and her ways. I know American moms and dads are wondering if they are too lenient, and maybe they are at times. But coercing your child into becoming an exact duplicate of you, with no understanding or care about why they are and what ‘genius’ they have is akin to kidnapping.
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>I was going to choose a quote on failure because I totally blew part of a photo shoot recently. It is embarrassing and I had to refund some money. I was angry at myself for not paying attention to details and for not being keeping my standards at the level I should.
But instead of beating myself up over it I decided I needed to just buckle down and be much more deliberate, much more ‘professional’. What that means for me is I need to leap into my endeavors with more respect for the entire set of skills and knowledge I need to have and work to attain and retain all those things.
I take creative leaps pretty regularly, it isn’t a thing I fear. But now I need to take a leap in another way and I need to realize it is the same leap. I need to commit to the leap, and prepare for the leap as best I can.
Do you know what I mean?
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily blog.
Quote by Cynthia Heimel, born sometime – not dead yet, American writer
Notice it doesn’t say ”…and who doesn’t tell people they are…”. It only refers to them
knowing they are.
The question behind the question is, of course, ‘How do you define genius?’ The next question
is, ‘Do you know any?’ If so, ‘How do you know they are?’ That sort of puts the abstract
definition to the test.
The final question is, ‘What is the value to the world of the genius?’
Anybody care to give those questions a shot? If you are getting this by email or feed, post your answer at the actual blog so others can read it, ok? The Napkin Dad Daily
The quote author is Stanislaw Lec.