the purpose of art

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ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR “THING”, IT NEVER GOES AWAY. 

For me, it was cartoons. But for you, it can be anything. Writing books. Poetry. Painting. Technology. Computers. Internet. Running a business. Theater. Music. Cooking. Carpentry. Film. Photography. It doesn’t matter.

What matters is that it’s yours, something you really own, not just something you’re doing just because it sounds good.

And once you have this thing, it’s here to stay. It’s going to rule your every waking hour on some level. It’s going to be the lens you see the world through.

You’re going to have to learn to accept that, learn how to deal with it.

And because you’re going to need people in your life who understand this (Most people won’t get it, not even a little bit), you’re going to have to be very selective about your friends, about who you give your energy to.

This is it. This is what it feels like. Good luck.