Originally Posted by lefthook00
...I feel like I'll be more successful overall by continuing to marginalize my greatest strength, creativity, into a weapon that I can choose to take into battle in all aspects of my life, instead of letting it consume me to the point where that's all I am/know how to do. Due to this conscious effort, I am neither empty/dissatisfied nor imbalanced. I am simultaneously expressing myself and following the herd(society's benchmarks). I realize that I will not become the Michael Jordan of anything due to this, but I will also not die a Pablo Picasso.
nice insightful post. as an artist i very much get this. sublimation, staying centered, letting go of some level of outward appearances. although i would like to say, i don't think 'calling' necessarily ends at job / career, but that's just me.
also, don't mess with my man picasso! he lived past 90, followed his dream his whole life, made plenty of money, was basically THE artist of the 20th century, was a real man's man, and always had young artists to be his GF's, right up til the end. what's not to like!
Originally Posted by rufuspaul
There was a guy in my dental school class that said God told him to go to dental school. I asked him how God told him and he said He sent him a sign. Me: "What sort of sign?"
Classmate: "I got accepted."
Me: "Well shit I guess God told me to go to dental school too."
i was about to dissolve if he'd simply whipped out a little sign he had handy that said "go to dental school. signed, god."