Sunday Nov 02, 2008
Age of Innocence
When was the last time you had an unbiased experience, an original thought or a pure feeling?
Social conditioning is so powerful, we can become unaware that this tireless agent of cultural conformity exists—which is its insidious nature. If you can draw upon your childhood, you might recall there was a time when anything was possible, nothing was tainted, and the world was born anew each day. This is also the state of the true artist who dances to his own music; he has overcome the pitfalls and limitations of growing up; he has built up an immunity to the cries and whispers of discontent.
If you feel and think in cliches, how can you do original work?
I see your point, especially about cliches, which happen to sell better than most original work. Cliches are familiar and more acceptable to a lazy public.
Keep me honest, man.