I have heard that artists and creatives live tortured, angst-ridden lives. I'm very creative but I've never thought of myself as either tortured or angst-ridden. Well, not usually. 

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So now that Harry and I have found ourselves working with lots of kindred spirits (creative types), which I absolutely love, I question it more. Does artistry alway lead to anguish and suffering?   

So with that question in mind I recommend to you this TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love). She says,

“We’ve completely internalized and accepted collectively this notion that creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked and that artistry, in the end, will always ultimately lead to anguish. And the question that I want to ask everybody here today…Are you comfortable with that?”

Nope, I am not comfortable with that. Neither is she. Watch this, it's a goodie.

-Robin

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"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise would have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor, all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no person could have dreamt would come their way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!"  Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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