Unless you are a practitioner, one should not critique, judge, or commentate.
Why? You don’t got real-life (experienced, empirical) experience. Better:
Only talk about your real life experiences and talk about what you’ve actually done or not.
- Susan Sontag shouldn’t have written On Photography, considering she didn’t (really) make photos.
- People who don’t practice street photography shouldn’t critique it, having never tried or done it themselves (seriously) themselves.
- Unless you’ve actually built your own company before, or became a sole proprietor of your own company, one should not commentate or write business books or talk about entrepreneurship. Or better yet, only those with risky souls should write about risk-taking.
- If I am a man, I should not comment on women matters. Similar, I wouldn’t want other non-men to comment on masculinity.
- I should not talk about the racial experiences of others (unless they are Asian). Why? I grew up Asian-American (Korean American) in America– and I can only draw upon and talk about my own experiences. I cannot and *should not* talk about the lived experiences of others.