Yea... It's impossible to lead with true virtues if you surround yourself with praise singers... people who do not cheer you up, instead of cheering up your dreams!
Academic scientists aren't generally interested in books for the public. So when one comes out, the authors can't expect much praise from scientists. My goal both as a singer and an instructor is to educate through provocation and entertainment.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.