Thinking about the creative process, is a piece of work only acceptable if folks other than the creator think it is?
Where do the groundbreaking ideas come from? How do they grow wings to fly?
Learning requires guidance sometimes, but there should be a moment when anyone who is in the game for the long haul takes charge of practicalities.
Approval and appreciation are both parts of the overall picture, but only in general terms, not necessarily in specifics.
Wouldn’t life be straightforward if one could keep this credo in mind?