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Thursday Jul 16, 2009

Wake Up

Many have heard the old saw: those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

There is a related observation: great societies are destroyed from within.

An ongoing mantra in my universe is this: don’t give your power away—this is the road to Big Brother and mindless life by rote. 

This is as important for the general citizen as it is for the artist. How can you live a life worth living if you feel entitled? How can you create original work if you conform to the mainstream instead of swimming against it?

If you don’t take the time to find out those things that matter for yourself firsthand, then what can you expect?