A critic is someone who enters the battlefield after the war is over and shoots the wounded.Murray Kempton
The hardest thing about creativity is learning to ignore the critic – whether it’s your own internal critic or the (imaginary) crowd you’re sure will tear your efforts apart.
But, unless you are creating specifically for the critic (and if so, I question why you would willingly engage in such a masochistic act), pay them no mind.
It’s easy to criticize. It’s harder to create.
Creativity isn’t a spectator sport.
If you aren’t willing to enter the battlefield and wrestle with the chaotic messiness of your own insecurity to create something in service of others, your opinion is about as useful as decaffeinated coffee (seriously, WHY does this even exist?).
Of course, this is all easier said than done.
But if you imagine the critic as Murray Kempton describes, it frees you from the weight of their judgement (real or imagined). Only a sociopath would shoot the wounded.
Why would anyone listen to what a heartless monster has to say anyway?