ANNA PENG

Undistancing From What Matters

Whatever you choose to do (or not do), I assure you that there was good reason to. 

Instead of jumping to rash conclusions, we have to come from a place of “Yes, of course you had to,” rather than a place of criticism and blame.

We live in a place where being able to listen to others will bring forth more chances to do better in the long term. As we begin to undistance ourselves from things that matter, we have to do so from a position of empathy and have the modesty to say, “I don’t blame you for feeling the way you do.”


Stuck For Words

Even through a time of deep despair, we still need people like you willing to listen.

When everybody is talking all at once, who are we able to understand?

Maybe it’s not the things we say that could make things better, but how we understand everyone else and where they come from.


On Overly Critical

The word “critical” stems from the word, critic. The job of the critic is to judge. 

The critic judges whether or not something is good or bad, and why. 

If you’re a creative, you’ve probably experienced judgement on your work before. 

There are two major critics we face and those are:

1. Other people. Everybody talks, but who’s voice are you going to listen to?

2. Yourself. The one responsible for doing.

Both of them offer valuable insight and critique, and only one of them can stop you from creating any of the work altogether. 

Which critic matters? 

It’s important to know which voices we listen to, because when the work is for others we can’t be the only ones who decide if it gets shared.

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