Have we already talked about perfectionism? I hate
perfectionism and what it does to students sometimes.
Wikipedia says perfectionism is an 'unhealthy belief
that anything less than perfect is unacceptable.'
I think I want to include this as one of my
assumptions about art which we discuss the first week.
It seems the truth lies more in something like this:
Achievement in art is healthy growth where any of many
various kinds of improvement are acceptable.
So there is perfectionism or there is achievement. A
discussion of the two contrasting ways of thinking
seems like a good point-counterpoint. Maybe we can
stave off this tendency.
What do you all think?
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