jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

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The artist

“Art is never defect-free. Things that are remarkable never meet spec, because that would make them standardized, not worth talking about.”
― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Godin's book is one of my favourites. It's not just because he takes aim at Cubicle Nation -- he does that in spades -- but, instead, because it challenges all of us to stand on our own two feet and be creative.

Yes, you heard me: we're all creative. The trouble is it's been engineered out of us...often by force.

Perhaps I'm obsessional: I can't imagine everyone getting turned on by writing something online every single day of the year; but I bet if you pressed said cohort you'd find something to float their boat.

And there's the thing. If you want to live out a life closer to who you are, then you're not going to do it through a job, but instead doing something that touches your creative soul.

PS. It's not about the money; it's about finding out what you love and letting it kill you -- a great line from Charles Bukowski, and it's emblazoned on a T-shirt that I recently bought.
Tags: charles bukowski

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