Most of you guys already know I’m an artist.
A damn good one come to think of it.
Now, A few years back I was added to an artist’s chat group by a friend of mine. Boy oh boy was I glad to speak with other artistic fellas.
Unfortunately not all that glitters is gold, as they say.
These guys where damn good at what they did. Yet they couldn’t figure out how to make a living from their skills.
For every great piece of art posted in the chat, there was a flood of messages of these complaining about how they didn’t know what to do in life. How they where going to make money. How they where going to pay the bills with their art…
I could go on and on and on about this, but it all boils down to this crew being a band of starving artists locked up in a cage full of food. And it’s all ready to eat!
They had one of the unique skills in the world. And they didn’t know how to make people pay for it…
Moving on, I tried to put up with their bullshit but their constant depressed mood threatened to infect my mindset. I had to leave.
Regretful as it was, this happens all the time.
You see, an old saying goes,
You’re the average of the top 5 people you spend your time with.
Therefore it only makes sense to keep good company at all times.
If I had stayed with in the artist’s group I would’ve adopted the lethal mindset where I can’t use any of my skills to make money.
Us humans are a social species. We try to adapt to our social circles so we fit in better. Usually this means subtly changing our behaviors and habits for the worst, or the better.
I’ve seen many friends develop terrible habits after hanging with the wrong crowds.
However, I’ve also seen quite a few fellows change their social circles and become more productive over a few weeks.
So, pick your friends wisely.
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Till the next wave of madness…