Why is Art so rewarding? Because the evolution of game has made this into an uphill battle. Creation is so effortless and pure. Steep that in the noxious brew of peer competition, the economics of survival, self-doubt, and self-pity, and things get a bit ugly and complicated.
I have a friend who is obsessed with Google surfing his peers and measuring himself against them… It doesn’t make his work any better.
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