The Art of Pleasing

Try to remind yourself that you’re not in the business of creating art to please other people. That can simply be a happy accidental outcome. For the most part you’re going to move through the world and reflect on it in ways that cut deep. I know that in theatre, for example, authenticity is key. No matter their style or approach, theatre artists are always searching for some sort of “truth”. And the truth can often hurt.

If you’re tiptoeing around, trying to say the right things to make people happy, then you’re not leaning fully into your own creativity. Find what you want to say, say it, and the people who matter will appreciate it for what it truly is.

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