How do I deal with criticism? (“It’s a children’s toy”)

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    Antigone P
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    I have recently been wanting to get myself a melodica but some relatives of mine suggested that the Melodica is sounding annoying and is also a toy for children. I fully believe the opposite but this comment hurt me a little. How should I cope with this comment and other future comments?

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    Daren Banarsë
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    You can’t get away from the melodica being perceived as a toy by some, because they’re used by so many children, and come in a selection of bright colours!

    Remember the harmonica (mouth organ) was initially a toy, which crossed over as musicians started taking it more seriously. So see yourself as a pioneer. An early adopter. It’s what you are.

    Personally I don’t mind what people think. What really matters to me is what it sounds like. Like any instrument, if you put in the practice, it can sound beautiful. Just think what a violin sounds like played be a beginner. Most people are only used to hearing beginners on melodica.

    Play them something great from YouTube!

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    Antigone P
    Participant

    Thank you for your view, Daren!

    I do believe that I am a pioneer just like you said, and will simply do my own thing from now no matter what the “haters” say. I am aware that the melodica can sound brilliant and that depending on how you play it, and personally I wouldn’t be discouraged to play the melodica simply because some people told me that it’s humiliating.

    I’ll just keep it up 🙂

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