meaning this is what has been boiling in my brain lately.
I've had several discussions lately, too many discussions, with extraordinary people who choose not to share themselves - their thoughts or creations - because they're worried about the reaction of someone else. They might think I post too many pictures of myself. They might think I don't post enough pictures of myself. They might not like it. They might not get it.
The fact is, most people have horrible taste.
And what I mean by that is, people like seeing what they expect to see. They like hearing what they expect to hear. I was listening to an interview lately from a favorite musician, and he talked about the concept of repetition. The radio plays the same songs three times per hour, so we all know every word even if we don't want to. It's like catchy, inescapable pollution, or the hum of the freeway you hear at all times but don't even notice anymore.
After a while, you end up liking it simply because you know it - you're familiar with it. If I know this so well, that must mean I like it. Right? I mean, if I didn't like it, why would I know it? I like this. No, I love this! Anything that isn't this sucks!
The fact is, originality is merely a bi-product of sincerity.
The fact is, the things I'm most proud of - the things that took the most work - get the least amount of approval, comments or likes. But I'm refusing to allow someone else's ability to get it or lack of willingness to maybe think about it get in the way of sharing my sincere expression, my sincere perspective. And we could all learn something from Punchinello by saying forget all of your and your stupid dots and stars. Your thoughts have worth; they're apart of you.
And anyway, life isn't about knowing what you're doing so much as it is just doing.