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Embracing The "Jack Of All Trades" Mentality

"Specialization is for insects." - Robert A. Heinlein




At a certain point, you want to be able to tell people what you do at parties. When you want to buy a house (or even rent an apartment), people in power are going to ask you to define yourself and prove that you are stable and consistent.


I am neither.


I have also come to realize that I don't want to be.


Yes I have worked consistently as an actor and producer. (At least consistently enough that a simple google search by a potential employer raises red flags). But Sometimes I paint. Or stiltwalk. Or GASP, maybe even try something new!


This is totally acceptable in your early twenties, but apparently; after 30 you are just supposed to turn off that light inside, become a cog, and occasionally reminisce about that crazy time when you actually lived your life.


I cannot do this.


I don't mean that as some sort of throwing down the gauntlet / middle finger to society.

I just mean that I am not capable of this.


And rather than beat myself up about this, or focus on my brand, I'm just gonna do shit that sounds interesting.


If I remember, I'll try to post about it.


I like to create things and solve problems, and I am damn good at it. But I am not good at routine. Projects need an end date, a deadline, for me to be interested. And after that, I need to move on.


I've enjoyed it so far, and I don't see why I can't continue to do this until I die.


So maybe, I'll post about a painting I've made. Maybe I'll take up beekeeping. Or photographing sharks.


I'm pretty sure that it will end up being a good time.


Cheers!


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