Different for the sake of different is as worthless as cuff-links on a muscle shirt. It’s about as worthless as recycling the same old crap because the world liked it the first time around..
A true innovator – writer, creator, director, producer, painter, does their best to tell the untold story. Not the popular story we already know.
You don’t have to write particularly well to call yourself a writer and you don’t have to paint seven masterpieces before your a painter. You just have to care that the stuff you put out there for the world is original, and full of your effort. Not stolen one-liners you know will get the crowd in your corner.
I don’t care what anyone says, just because some people like something doesn’t make it any good. In fact, the more hatred and blow-back, the better a creation.
Creating something so that people will like it is easy and manipulative. It’s bush-league and if your doing it your a sellout. Creating something that you know is right, regardless of the reaction it will get, now that’s a creation to be proud of. That’s something to stand behind.
Creativity, meaning and learning isn’t gained form changing the picture frame, it’s painting something new.
Today, our wealth of endless information looks a lot like the same old paintings we saw yesterday. We are so scared to be hated that we settle for imitation when innovation is one small step away. And yes, it’s the hardest step to take.
It’s called filler, and we’re lost in it.
God! Please, never let me be “filler.”
Are we only re-reading what we already agree with, “liking” what we already know, commenting on what we’re already comfortable with? If so, then we’re losing.
We deserve better than recycled opinions and re-framed pictures. We deserve less filler and more craft. We deserve questions protests and prophets who don’t care about “likes.”
Put people like me to the test and watch what you get. Stop settling for same-old same-old and start demanding more form your friends. That’s true friendship anyway. There is so much more wrapped up in each of us, and that’s exactly what well get whenever we stop applauding filler.
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