One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received is as follows:
“If you want honest feedback, don’t ask people what they think of your work - ask them what’s wrong with it”
This way you get real opinions, you start a discussion and (if you are very lucky) you’ve got yourself an argument.
Arguments are important. A good argument helps you put a framework and sound reasoning around your convictions. It also gives you the opportunity to let go of shaky assumptions and hang ups.
I don’tunderstand the logical and philosophical rules of argument; all I really understand is the feeling you get when an argument is over.
When the dust settles you are always more convinced, more headstrong and more courageous than you were before.
If you need an argument, about literally anything, contact our very own @neilgreenhalgh and he will be sure to get back to you with some cutting brutal truths.