Have you ever read a book, looked at a piece of art, or watched a movie and thought, “I can’t believe that piece of trash is a success?”
Yeah… Me too.
But, I don’t think people like things because they are “technically” likable or well-made or it meets some spec. or standard.
There’s usually some other underlying personal reason.
Maybe it reminded them of something familiar or nostalgic. Or made them realize something important… ya know? That sorta thing. So, me thinking it’s garbage will never hold a candle to someone’s personal reason.
Understanding that how people react to what you create, often times, has little to do with how “technically right” you made it, makes it easier to be free to create whatever you want without worrying about what anyone will think.
Because while you might have control over knowing how to make something “technically right” – you don’t have control over what someone’s personal reason is for liking what you created SO much.
And ya know what? That’s a good thing.
It’s good that our personal reasons are kinda sacred like that.
Because art doesn’t really exist without our “personal reasons” and the surprising ways that Artists, unknowingly, reveals them to us.
No specs or standards necessary.