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Caring Deeply Brings Highs, Lows, Elation, and Depression

If you care about something, you pour your emotions into it, get excited, frustrated, disappointed, delighted, and exhausted. It is ultimately more fulfilling than a safe but uncreative existence. Read More

So, what's the solution?

So, what we are supposed to do? Maintain balance or avoid that depth of care? Would like to hear from you, as I have just started dealing with creative projects.

Solution?

I'm pointing out that if you want to do something really creative then you are in for a roller coaster ride of emotions. It is in the nature of creativity. Every artist, writer, composer etc will be frustrated, annoyed but also feels deep satisfaction when something goes right. I don't think it's possible to be balanced and creative at the same time.

Still!

I agree with you. What you have pointed out is actually the reality of creative life. However, what I wish to know is that: Is there any way to avoid being so extremely emotional?

Ups and downs

I think these highs and lows are unavoidable. I see it all around me at art college and every writer, artist and composer I read about goes through this process. 'Art is pain' as John Lennon said. But art is the only way of truly expressing yourself and producing something worthwhile.

So, what's the solution?

So, what we are supposed to do? Maintain balance or avoid that depth of care? Would like to hear from you, as I have just started dealing with creative projects.

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Rod Judkins lecturers at University of the Arts London and is author of Change Your Mind: 57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self.

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