If I ruled the world (Part 11): There would be no such job as critic. We'd have appreciators instead.
They'd be creative listeners in the deepest sense, more alert to the intentions of the creator than to their own prejudices and wishes for the work.
And they wouldn't be allowed to evaluate anything until they'd achieved something comparable themselves.
“I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back,” says author, publisher and education activist, Dave Eggers, “because it