The happy-go-lucky creativists (!!!??) :
Offlate, i have been thinking about the jobs of people in creative arts. Unlike others, they have a very pleasant life from which they derive inspiration for their creative outbursts. Imagine Mani Ratnam’s daily routine : get up late, have a coffee, read newspaper, water gardens, take bath , watch movies, meet for the story discussion , come back home for lunch etc. When i was discussing this with a like-minded friend , he suddenly turned the table and started an argument that creative people are at risk of their career and family. I agreed to him that there is a lot of risk involved in creative arts area . If u fail, then you are out. After 5 coffees and 3 hours of hot hot discussion we saw some light at the end of the tunnel when we came to a understaning of involving creative expression in whatever work we do. Like, while doing a software design show how creative you can be. If u are clerk , show creativity in maintaining books of accounts.
Thinking back, I am skeptical about that idea. Is that possible?. These suggestions do work out temporarily. On the long run , you get fizzled out in 2 to 3 moths again. Probably people who disike mundane life should landup in a job of their love and passion. Like how you give a child a toy of building blocks and instruct is he/she can build it , then he/she will be awarded a chocolate. wow, what a deal. happiness in return for doing something that gives me happiness. I like it …but still I love to be Mani Ratnam and enjoy the finer aspects of life. huh!!