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Art, perception of talent/do you tell other people you're a writer, etc.

Posted to Utterances




Hey.
Let me see, how do I put this? O.K. When I do stuff like art, or some writing or strumming away on a guitar, I love it, but I am mainly doing it for fun. I never claim to be a Grand Kahuna or Master or anything. I don't exude the feeling that I have extreme talent. I think that a lot of people think that if you are involved in something of arts, maybe theater, writing or something. That you should therefore be very talented. Or think that if you are involved in that, you may think you are very talented, even if you don't think that. Hmm. I used to do art more, and someone thought I wasn't "very talented' at art, without having seen anything I do. Then people do sometimes get famous or have a big art show. Does it mean they're lucky, or very talented? Is it chance? Does it matter?

Also, do you tell any people that you write or are a writer? I really don't tell others about my writing. Somehow some people figure it out that I write, don't know how. Part of me doesn't want to tell others that I write simply because I don't want them to start "Expecting" anything of me. I don't want them to be disappointed if I'm not super, or Kerouac jr. I don't want people to think if I tell them I write that I suddenly think I am "super talented". Talent is good, it would be good to be perceived as talented at something. But when you do something mostly for love, I don't think it matters as such. Like it's ok, it'd be great to write a book someday & have it make it, or even win a contest. But then you're doing it for love, and so forth. So..you're not necesarily thinking you're suddenly super talented and then you would wonder about the whole idea of fate, luck, what is the true meaning of talent, and does it matter in the end.
Please share thoughts, or opinions. Even if it doesn't have much to do with this! Merci, etc.



Art, perception of talent/do you tell other people you're a writer, etc.

Posted to Utterances




Hey.
Let me see, how do I put this? O.K. When I do stuff like art, or some writing or strumming away on a guitar, I love it, but I am mainly doing it for fun. I never claim to be a Grand Kahuna or Master or anything. I don't exude the feeling that I have extreme talent. I think that a lot of people think that if you are involved in something of arts, maybe theater, writing or something. That you should therefore be very talented. Or think that if you are involved in that, you may think you are very talented, even if you don't think that. Hmm. I used to do art more, and someone thought I wasn't "very talented' at art, without having seen anything I do. Then people do sometimes get famous or have a big art show. Does it mean they're lucky, or very talented? Is it chance? Does it matter?

Also, do you tell any people that you write or are a writer? I really don't tell others about my writing. Somehow some people figure it out that I write, don't know how. Part of me doesn't want to tell others that I write simply because I don't want them to start "Expecting" anything of me. I don't want them to be disappointed if I'm not super, or Kerouac jr. I don't want people to think if I tell them I write that I suddenly think I am "super talented". Talent is good, it would be good to be perceived as talented at something. But when you do something mostly for love, I don't think it matters as such. Like it's ok, it'd be great to write a book someday & have it make it, or even win a contest. But then you're doing it for love, and so forth. So..you're not necesarily thinking you're suddenly super talented and then you would wonder about the whole idea of fate, luck, what is the true meaning of talent, and does it matter in the end.
Please share thoughts, or opinions. Even if it doesn't have much to do with this! Merci, etc.