Immediately my head floods with worries and lies. Being an artist truly is unlike any other occupation. As I said in the intro, we sell ourselves in a way.
Our art is a piece of ourselves that we willingly sacrifice for the world to partake in. When you also tie your livelihood and your ability to feed yourself to your art, that high toll on your self worth only grows. So, what gets me up in the morning? Well, I have to. I simply cannot NOT continue my work.
Not because I need a paycheck, or because I need the affirmation that comes from creating good work, but because I am incapable of not creating. Each step in the art making process puts that issue to the test. My graduating class in college had 28 photography majors.
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Of those 28 young and emerging photographers, only four of us are still currently working in this field, last I checked. No, they never even made it that far.
They took their degree in photography and ran to safer, more sure territory. The remainder of us, well, we were stupid enough to take the leap into this industry and have struggled and fought every day just to keep our heads above water. Epilogue For a long time I thought I was just a tightly wound person. I thought I was alone in my anxiety and genuine skepticism about my own career. What do you fear?
The Awful Truth About Impeachment
Do you fear ridicule and criticism from the masses? Do you fear failure? How about success? I fear success, very much so. Every step I take, I know I have to take one more. My clients expect greatness from me, meanwhile I expect perfection.
None of these fears can break us though. None of them can stop us from doing our best work. Making art is a career belittled by many, and completely written off by others. What we do is often very much unappreciated, and much more often completely misunderstood. This is because it has not been established in one's mind beforehand. From this, one's unmindfulness of the Way can be known. Negligence is an extreme thing. The Way of the Samurai is found in death.
It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reaching one's aim is to die a dog's death is the frivolous way of sophisticates. When pressed with the choice of life or death, it is not necessary to gain one's aim. We all want to live. And in large part we make our logic according to what we like.
But not having attained our aim and continuing to live is cowardice. This is a thin dangerous line. To die without gaining one's aim is a dog's death and fanaticism. But there is no shame in this. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai. If by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling. A warrior should be careful in all things and should dislike to be the least bit worsted.
Above all, if he is not careful in his choice of words he may say things like, "I'm a coward," or "At that time I'd probably run," or "How frightening,'' or "How painful. If a person with understanding hears such things, he will see to the bottom of the speaker's heart. This is something that should be carefully thought about beforehand. In the words of the ancients, one should make his decisions within the space of seven breaths. Lord Takanobu said, "If discrimination is long, it will spoil.
A warrior is a person who does things quickly. When your mind is going hither and thither, discrimination will never be brought to a conclusion. With an intense, fresh and undelaying spirit, one will make his judgments within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break right through to the other side.
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