I can see why creative people go insane. You tole over something for months, maybe years and know one gets it. You struggle to figure out what people want to hear not what you want to say. Trying to figure this all out really makes the game of creation a mostly frustrating affair that is really not for the weak of heart. How can people do the same thing, over and over, with the same results and not go insane?
I feel for the authors, artists, musicians and dancers that do what they love but nobody gets it. Why is that? Do we all just follow the herd and only care about what is hip in the moment? Why is that? What is so bad about appreciating something for what it is? Why do critics have to chop you down? Is it to make themselves feel better?
Lately, I have been avoiding the news. I see no point in listening to the same doom and gloom, the same we are screwed and the same people are suffering. Do any of these reports actually go beyond the surface? Don’t they realize that the act of being negative creates more negativity? Just as the critic crushes the artist so does the news anchor saps the will out of all of us.
The frustration of genius must lead to madness for that is the only why to not care what critics think. In this world of tear you down, spit you out and on to the next stupid fad or advice, the true genius can only survive if the are mad.