Agree with this wholeheartedly. You wrote it on a philosophical level, another level which I just tried to make a shift on.

I find that as an artist, the fear always comes in the form of fear of making a decent living, or fear of going broke.

Then we veer off course and start chasing money.

As a result, the art suffers and we produce our most mediocre work.

I always veer off course and I take a lot of time to go back to my ‘why.’

It’s such a paradox. Life is a trip huh? For sure, it’s about the feelings we aim for, that’s why we create.




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