Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
I don't buy the tortured artist stereotype. There are plenty of incredibly creative, productive artists with stable, mature personalities who provide us with decades of work. You just don't hear about them as much because the screw-ups get all of the attention for their "interesting personalities."
That's true, but creative people find their fuel in different places. Some simply tap into the joy of discovery like a child all their lives. Then they pragmatically deal with the drudgery side of the business. Others are driven by their demons.
As you intimated, plenty have gone off the rails to live up to the clichés, but scratch the surface and you'll find some dark stuff that prevents them from seeing the folly of what they're doing.
DED, where's that thread?? :)
Originally Posted by Bo
Look at 'em: they can't hold regular jobs and they're so busy looking inwards, they don't know how to behave.
Agree with Larry - good pickup.