Hello regular nice followers to my blog:
I’m in a lot if so called “professional” groups on LinkedIn. When I post, I usually share the link to this blog on those groups.
Someone from “Trauma, Loss, and Art Therapy”, of all places, where you’d expect people to be sensitive and respectful had this nasty stuff to say about my recent post on art and art therapy; in addition, he insulted people who live in New York, LA and other big cities:
“Here’s what I believe. In order to become a bored and certified art therapist, along with jumping through all the educational hoops and internships, one must also MAKE THEIR LIVING SOLELY THROUGH THEIR ARTWORK FOR AT LEAST ONE TO TWO YEARS. This should be a prerequisite for certification. I made my living as a potter for 15 years before I shifted gears. It puts a whole lot of reality and meaning to this art stuff. If I can do it, others are able to also. I read through your post and it seems like mental masturbation to me. I don’t mean to be cruel or disrespectful. Maybe brutally frank, though. Living Art can endow one with an eternity of meaning and knowing, that is, if one isn’t prone to materialistic, nilhilistic, egocentric b.s. that takes place in New York, L.A., and other “hot spots” around the globe. Make a living as an honest, searching artist. Searching and fighting to find then grow your own voice no matter what others say – it’s maddening yet empowering. I throw down the gauntlet. “This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around.” My two cents. ”
End of comment. This from a Board Certified Art Therapist. I told him it was rude and nasty and that I will not continue to post about my blog on there. In fact I decided to quit the group. I’m in plenty of other LinkedIn groups anyway. A bit of a dramatic reaction, but my thoughts are, why should I put up with kind of bull shit when I have plenty of nice readers who seem to like my posts and have made supportive constructive comments in this blog.
There sure are a lot of mean self righteous therapists out there! RecentIy, I got another comment that was pretty nasty in some other LinkedIn group from a person who could barely put a sentence together. I will not quote him here. I decided to ignore him…
What do you all think of my recent long post about art? Or about this post?