TMM: Struggling Artists and Pain

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There are a lot of people out there who think that you have to suffer in order to create real art. For a long time, I thought so myself. I think there’s something about the definition of the artist… a misunderstood individual with a reckless behavior, prone to addictions and depression, all that stuff. And there are numerous examples of writers, painters, singers, whose lives were terrible.

In a way, it’s somehow true. You know, you can’t fully understand love unless you get your heart broken, you can’t write about all that’s terrible and sad and greedy and painful in human nature until you experience it. Or at least observe it. But is there a certain amount of pain required before one becomes a “true” artist? Can pain be measured? Not physical pain (that one can be measured), but that pain that you can’t locate anywhere on your body.

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One thought on “TMM: Struggling Artists and Pain

  1. “Pain doesn’t inspire anything in us. Pain just hardens our souls, makes us immune to tragedy”.

    This is so succinctly stated, that it echoes, powerful!

    This turns the idea of the writer in angst on its head, I’m so glad that you put this out into the Universe!

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