The Brave New World For Startups, Musicians, Filmmakers, And Other Artists

Thought Catalog

“Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.” — Peter Gibbons, Office Space

For whatever reason, explaining this to my high school friends gets two reactions: confusion or their head exploding.

I’ll say it here in plain English — a creator, whether an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, marketer, performer, animator, designer, CEO, videographer, or author, can make a living. And anyone — really anyone — has the chance to work on projects they care about and projects that matter to them. They’re not the foolhardy risk-takers you’re taking them to be.

You don’t need to major in accounting, medicine, or engineering to secure a future — chances are, even your safe options won’t do you justice.

It’s a new world out there, and if you’re anything like…

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