“The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.”
– Bruno Bettelheim
I do not really rant, well maybe…sometimes…
We do not really have a choice as to how the people around us act. However we do have a choice about how we respond. I trust in in the power of karma and the “golden rule”, however it is a constant journey learning to relax and not react. As artists and as people I feel like we are all constantly growing, to claim we are perfect is like claiming you have no make-up on in that twitpic. I will admit that when people take credit for ones work or duplicate ones work to a T …my only child pride syndrome reers its ugly head.
What do I do to tame the beast? Well beyond yoga and red wine I choose to flip the situation. THANK YOU for liking my work enough to want to recreate it for your own use/ THANK YOU for liking my work enough that you would put your own name on it. This is not sarcasm (well, its like…5 % sarcasm and 95% sincere). In conclusion, bitter or better? I choose to be better and move on to better things!
Cristina Aguilera’s “Stronger” may or may not be playing in the background as I write this…and I blaim that on the latest episode of Glee.
“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson