Arts that I know much better it will have a greater weight and the judgment will be based on much more evidence. If I make a judgment about poetry an art I know much less about if a young poet brings me his verses I will not give him an opinion. Whether he insists on telling him whether I like him or not is secondary. What does it mean I don’t like or I like something that I don’t possess well So I would say everyone should have an opinion but know where their feet are going when they express it. DL … their limits. PR Their limits.
That is the more you know
Something the more you realize that you don’t know it. So you want to get to know it further. The less you know the more insolent you are. I see Photo Retouching it from my lessons too. It was much easier when I was teaching years ago that I thought what I was telling them was wisdom. Now I know that as soon as I tell them something I have asked them a new question and I feel even more embarrassed than when I was a new photography teacher. DL Because you have moved on. PR Because I have moved on exactly. When I see an audience looking at an exhibition I am very happy let’s say it is my exhibition I am very happy to be told well done I was happy what nice pictures. And of course they should be honest not to flatter me. Anyone the last illiterate villager I will be very happy. But if a person I value comes and says something to me I will fall flat on my back. Because for him to say so I feel like I’m doing something good. It is not that I despise the other.
By the same token
If someone gives you an opinion if that someone is a gentleman you don’t care about you will be happy if he gives a good opinion. If the woman you love tells you er I’m sorry that’s another thing. So is the criticism that someone makes. . DL For Singapore Lead so many years as a teacher have you established any relationship between what you call the ability to perceive the enjoyment of art in relation to that person’s intelligence the perceived intelligence that a more intelligent person is more likely to be able to appreciate some art with the way you say it and mean it if he has it if he gets it. PR As we say what the youth say today. Well look the matter of intelligence or even talent should not concern us. In other words whether we are artists or spectators we don’t care. Why Quite simply we are only as intelligent as we are. I mean let’s forget about it. You don’t have to wonder if you’re smart as long as you are you are. You’re not smart enough to realize how stupid you are.