Friday Jan 28, 2005

Genius in the Bottle

If you feel that another artist has more talent than you do, then that is a red flag. Be aware of where your attention is taking you.

Envy is a form of mental illness, an unhealthy neurotic manifestation that transforms the richest of men into a despicable husk. Because he has created a life worth living, no true artist is jealous of another. What else do you want?

When you cast out resentment, your unique talent flourishes. You don’t need psychotherapy for this, either. The other artist does not have more talent; he has another talent. The other artist you may call gifted understands something most artists do not: Genius is dedication. This is divine comprehension.

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