The New Needs Friends

  • Shane Adkisson
  • May 4, 2015

“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and themselves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism which is fun to write and to read, but the bitter truth we critics must face is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.

But there are times when a critic truly risks something and that is in the discovery and the defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent and new creations. The new needs friends….” Critic featured in Disney's Ratatouille

I find that both of those key thoughts ring incredibly true.

First, it's too easy to be a critic.  When a critic is at the height of "critical flair" is any real good accomplished?

Second, it's true that the new needs friends.  As we journey through this process of launching Mosaic, it's interesting to see who jumps in with us to encourage, help, partner, invest and cheer us on.

It's not been the usual suspects.  The surprises have been pretty cool.

Thanks to all of you who have stepped into these roles.  You've made a mark on Mosaic and I pray that your life will be marked because you're a part of this Mosaic adventure!


Thoughts inspired by my friend Eric--check his thoughts out at