I think in the life of a creative, “make a difference” comes with an understood “screw up royally and regularly” clause attached. Surely that has to be a part of making a difference! I know, in fact I teach creatives that imploding, morally, emotionally and/or financially is not a predestined requisite of being an artist, but when I look back on the most flamboyant….. those are typically the artists we remember. Is that expectation created by the artists or the audiences? Was it their unique art work, their eccentric lifestyle or their ability to break rules that gives them that ability to not care what other think that is truly responsible for them making a difference? And specifically what is it that makes a difference?
"Got to Get you in my Life" The Beatles