Egoy3k: Excess isn't exactly good but the fact is that it's subjective. If I buy a nice bottle of scotch the guy behind me buying a cheap bottle of rum may feel that my purchase is excessive meanwhile the guy buying a really nice bottle of scotch at the next register over thinks we are both peons.
sure haven't: I guess maybe these things just don't apply to me so I see them the wrong way. There's something to be said for going for your dream, absolutely. It's just; the dream can only come true for so many people. I have more respect for a guy that does what he hates, because it puts a roof over his family, then the guy who quits the sure thing to try and "make it", meanwhile his kids go without.
Kyosuke: What's worse, going without a father because he is too busy working or recovering, or going without the newest iPad?
Fireproof: Kyosuke: What's worse, going without a father because he is too busy working or recovering, or going without the newest iPad?Going without the newest iPad != Paying rent.See my previous post.
Kyosuke: Fireproof: Kyosuke: What's worse, going without a father because he is too busy working or recovering, or going without the newest iPad?Going without the newest iPad != Paying rent.See my previous post.At what point does Watterson talk about not earning a living? What did you do with your 18 months?
Khellendros: To artists and creative types - love the art, the act of creation and expression. If your interest is in publishing, selling, or making money, you're doomed to spend your time fighting to be one of the handful that "makes it". Why surrender your happiness, livelihood, and future to a low-percentage shot that has more to do with luck and almost nothing to do with talent? Actors, painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians, etc. all face this issue.Do what you need to do to keep a roof over your head, and spend the rest of your time in your art. Fame is chancy, and cannot be the goal. Maybe you'll be noticed. Maybe you'll get to do it in front of coliseums of patrons, screaming your name and applauding. Maybe your book will sell 1,000,000 copies. Probably not. Even talented and hard working, you'll likely spend your time as the 99.99% who wallow, hoping to "make it", and never doing do. Be happy in the creation, screw what they think.Love the art, not the fame.
Egoy3k: Yeah but what if your passion is avarice and excess?
Sairobi: But I don't entirely agree with "love the art, not the fame". People constantly try to police an artist's motivations with this sentiment, and although it's noble, I find it a bit misguided. A lot of art boils down to communication, and fame is just the end result of that. An artist gives his/her audience a message, the audience (hopefully) talks about it. Telling an artist to ignore that feedback loop because the art itself is sacred is ... I don't know, naive? Some people do indeed do it for themselves, but for a lot of artists, it's hard to thrive if you don't know if your message is resonating.
Firststepsadoozie: I told my wife I wanted to be a stay at home dad.She pointed out that our youngest moved out a year and a half ago.
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