Hey guys, so glad the last blog helped many of you. Keep in mind that it's only from my perspective...
I thought I'd add a picture with this post. I mean, look at the weather- is this not the best place to blog? Yes, that green chair is very comfy.
I thought I'd talk today about trying. There are a lot of people up here on this deck today. Some trying really hard to make something of themselves, some pretending not to care so that way they can rationalize failure.
In my highschool I remember trying was something that kids only did when they weren't good enough to just sit there and win automatically. Before I came to LA someone warned me NOT to tell people that I had studied piano because it would look like I had to try to be good instead of just naturally being good.
What the hell is this? I have been called many things, a prodigy (my least favorite and completely false), a genius, ambitious, hard-working. The first two are the dumbest things I have ever heard. Genius and prodigy don't exist unless ambition and hard-work are there. They are merely excuses for people to basically say, "I never tried because I wasn't born a genius. Or just plain wasn't good enough." You didn't work, prioritize and want it badly enough then! Don't blame your lack of trying on your genes!
In fact, I've never believed in these two (prodigy and genius). People get smart and people get talented by working their asses off. Even if someone is born with something lucky (like freakishly alien-long fingers :P) they have to learn how to use and understand it. If you think that you're talented naturally and that you were born that way I would suggest taking a look at your background and seeing how often you nourished your "gift."
I'll keep this one short. I never stop thinking. I guess I'll put a few more of my thoughts to website so I don't die having only thoughts.