Leah Chase, the famed New Orleans chef and inspiration for a classic children’s animated movie, has fed musicians, Presidents, and countless visitors in her restaurant Dooky Chase’s. In this audio clip, she discusses the value of constructive criticism in helping us grow and improve.
There’s people today, the young people, don’t want that. They call it criticism. But there’s such a thing as constructive criticism, and you use it. If people never tell you what’s wrong, you’ll never do right. You know, you have to be told sometimes, ‘No, this is not going to work.’ And I had so many friends who helped me up this ladder, who told me, ‘This will work. This will work. This will work. That will work.’ They kept coming and telling me.