Most content that you choose to consume is enjoyable. You know your tastes at this point so you don't typically consume shitty content on purpose. I watch or look at or listen to things that people make and most of the time I feel that those things are good. Sometimes I feel influenced by the thing but usually it just washes over me and the thing fulfills its destiny of consuming that [variable time period] in my life, as it will for countless others, or a relative few or no one at all. I struggle to not look at so many things because at this point the level of good they embody really isn't worth my time; time I could be using to make my own things.

This is why I don't care about how the things I make turn out. I will purposely sabotage a project (make it bad) if, in return, the project takes less time. If I could make a thing that only took one second to construct, I would only make that thing. I am constantly searching for things that take less of my time. If I was a millionaire I would just pay people to make things for me. I would find people who could make the most things for the cheapest price in the shortest amount of time.

Let the record show that this M.O. is my response to any and all questions about talent / worth within the arts, perhaps most neatly compressed into a paragraph-length capsule by Kurt Vonnegut in his novel Bluebeard:
“...simply moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.... A moderately gifted person has to keep his or her gifts all bottled up until, in a manner of speaking, he or she gets drunk at a wedding and tap-dances on the coffee table like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. We have a name for him or her. We call him or her an "exhibitionist." How do we reward such an exhibitionist? We say to him or her the next morning, "Wow! Were you ever drunk last night!”
There's a reason the expression "Hostess with the Mostest" is so popular (powerful?): With access to so much––we are literally fighting against history + infinity's greatest hits––the artist should no longer be concerned with these outdated modes of competition. The only goal should be creating THE MOST. And when we finally try to fall asleep we can think about how big the leaf pile is, not about the individual leaves. You can't jump on a single leaf.


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