Very often, I hear people tell me these words, “Your work is so good! I can’t even draw a stick person!”.
While it feels good to be complimented in such a sincere way, as i kept hearing this reference to the “stick person”, I started to ponder on the meaning of the comment and wondered, do people really believe they are lacking in talent or that they could not do the same things that I am doing?

The statement, “I can’t even draw a stick person” seems to be a way to say, “You have talent, therefore you can draw. I do not have talent, and therefore I cannot.” Continue reading