It’s no secret to the creative children of the family (you know who you are) that they field many more questions about “what they do” than the lawyers, doctors, financial analysts, teachers and the like. Part of this is natural: people approach with wariness things that they don’t personally know or understand. When this manifests in interrogation-level questioning, though, a healthy curiosity becomes excessive, insensitive, and detracts from rather than contributes to the success of the creative person in question.Read More
live a creative life
Creativity is courage. Taking a chance on yourself and your talents is courageous.
In a culture that rewards compliance, many people will call it other things: irresponsible, undisciplined, foolish. That is nothing more than them stifling their own creative courage. To snuff out yours is to justify their not tapping theirs.
What’s truly irresponsible is working away at a job you don’t enjoy that denies your interests and your humanity, only to make enough money to at some point procreate and bring more dullness into the world. A perpetual cycle of risk-averse sameness that creates more risk-averse same people.Read More