Sunday, April 11, 2010

Staying Sane

Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talk about nurturing creativity includes great insight and addresses the challenge of reconciling creative glimer-of-the-divine success with our lives post inspiration.

Many an actor has between project thoughts of "I'll never act again, I fooled everyone into thinking I could act in the first place, I'll never reach that height of success again" and such anguish can exact a high price. The Greeks and Romans had an idea of a daemon or genius outside ourselves as the source of creativity, and this can work as psychological protection from the anguish in coping with the aftermath of creativity and success.

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