Be creative or make money? Can you do both? Of course. But is life and our society built to make that a viable option for most people? No. Most artists I know work full time jobs that are anything but creative. And it’s sad. Like really sad. I know how talented they are. I know what amazing creations they’d contribute to the world and life, but as the years roll on by, I see their motivation, drive and frankly, faith, die, and they may never finish their passion projects. And that’s wrong on so many levels.
Sometimes I think what a different place this world would be if there was no such thing as money.
If people were just able to do what they want or be who they want without fear of losing their home or wonder where their next meal was coming from.
Imagine the kind of art that would exist.
Imagine the kind of inventions, or scientific discoveries, or technology that people would have the freedom to create.
No boundaries. No wars. No territorial bull shit.
Just a world where human beings were allowed to do what they were born to do:
A world where we build things up, not tear things down.
Think about how money holds you back. How you daydream what you want to do after work. How so much of your life is sucked up on doing something that you don’t love simply because you have to survive.
When I think of the possibilities it blows my mind!
So maybe the solution isn’t getting rid of money since we all know that’s never going to happen.
But to make so much money that we have essentially bought our freedom.
It’s why people religiously buy lotto tickets. It’s the hope that they can win enough money to live the life they always wanted to live without the chains of a 9-5 job.
The only way to be unchained is to embrace our imagination. To truly live in the moments of our freedom. If we’re stuck in this world of capitalism, then we can at least delve into our originality and make the world a better place.
And the only way to do that is to… create.
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