Tuesday, June 4, 2013

OMG, Is This True?

The lives of artists are as a rule unsatisfactory - not to say tragic - because of their inferiority on the human and personal side - there is hardly any exception to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of creative fire.
-Carl Gustav Jung


  1. I wonder, is anyone's life not tragic, from their point of view?

  2. I think it depends on where you are on Maslov's hierarchy of needs. To get past tragedy, you have to be at least above the second level, which pertains to safety. Basically having secure employment or financial resources, stability, and freedom from fear. A lot of people live in economic fear, especially creative people.