on jealousy – the rumpus

Love The Rumpus, an excellent oleo of a blog that hosts the advice column Sugar, a column that is guaranteed to make me laugh out loud on a regular basis. I was alerted to this post by GallyCat, the publishing water cooler and gossip vortex. The post is advice on professional jealousy and it is to the point. Here is my favorite part:

I know it’s not easy being an artist. I know the gulf between creation and commerce is so tremendously wide that it’s sometimes impossible not to feel annihilated by it. A lot of artists give up because it’s just too damn hard to go on making art in a culture that by and large does not support its artists. But the people who don’t give up are the people who find a way to believe in abundance rather than scarcity. They’ve taken into their hearts the idea that there is enough for all of us, that success will manifest itself in different ways for different sorts of artists, that keeping the faith is more important than cashing the check, that being genuinely happy for someone else who got something you hope to get makes you genuinely happier too.

Read the whole post here and have an abundant and generous day, people.

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About Tina Hoggatt

I am an artist and writer and work for 4Culture, King County's cultural arts organization.
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