“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
– John Lennon
But first, express how you feel.
This is difficult to do in societies that don’t encourage self-expression, but it is essential toward creating a better tomorrow, for us all.
There is something within you that this world needs now more than ever.
Discover it & share it.
The world will thank you.
There’s a whole lotta talk about finding your niche & sticking with that.
I say fuck that.
You know those pictures that say things like “Discover. Dream. Explore.” Yea those are pretty corny but they have some truth within them.
To continue discovering, dreaming, and exploring you must not limit yourself to one niche.
Some people, some “experts”, consider people who study multiple subjects now as “crazy” or as having multiple personalities. This is insane to me. Those “experts” are narrow minded and filled with selfish biases and mis-understandings. Fuck “experts”.
For example though, I guess Leonardo da Vinci would be considered mentally ill in today’s “modern world”. Same with Nikola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Aristotle, & the list goes on.
To be great in this world is to do great work – perennial work, and to create perennial matter you must actually discover, dream, and explore a range of subjects.
“When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”
― Jonathan Swift
Carry on with the genius within you.
Fuck the “experts” and Fuck your niche.