Kendrix Posted February 21, 2004 Share Posted February 21, 2004 Im noticing that people seem to have a need to demonize folks on the other side of whateveer fence is being discussed- possibly to help rationalize/support their views and choices - or whatever. This is very human but unfortunate I think. What Im talking about is that there is far less differnce between most folks than we perceive. There are some folks who are starving artists who I respect greatly. There are some in the rat race who could just as easily ended up as starving artists - but who ended up making different choices on the narrowest of margins. ( of course there are a few real rats - these are the rare exceptions I believe_) I just want to note that there is validity to both paths. NOt all starving artists are flaky, unintelligent and foolish. I know & admire several. NOt all successful business folks in straight jobs are rats who sold their souls. These are such a limiting views. Its quite possible for someone to be "in the race" to be happy and to feel rewarded by doing good work in the context of an intense business environment. If that person ends up making some real bucks it doesnt make them evil. Not everyone is workiing on nuclear weapons if they are successful in a business/rat race context. I have experienced some alienation between myself and some friends from long ago who are on the other side of the fence. This is most unfortunate. Cant we all just get along? Its so easy to reduce real people to characitures we create in our minds. Check out some tunes here: http://www.garageband.com/artist/KenFava Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.