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    there's a quote that goes never be creative to make a living but make a living to be creative or dont do it at all, which means make money to make things rather than making things e.g. films to pay your bills. but this quote doesnt work in all scenarios. there are people who are 100% certain that they will make a living from their creativity and quit their jobs and are successful. anybody got thoughts on this?
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    (Original post by benin.15)
    there's a quote that goes never be creative to make a living but make a living to be creative or dont do it at all, which means make money to make things rather than making things e.g. films to pay your bills. but this quote doesnt work in all scenarios. there are people who are 100% certain that they will make a living from their creativity and quit their jobs and are successful. anybody got thoughts on this?
    I'd take it to mean be creative because you want to, not because you have to. If this means you can earn enough money from it to make a living then that's great, if not then you might have to do something else for that too but you can still be creative. When people quit jobs for it it's an experiment- for some it pays off and works, for others not so much and they get another job afterwards. Again, they can still be creative in either situation!

    Going to move this to philosophy too. Hopefully could provoke some interesting discussion


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    thats a very interesting perspective and i never thought of it like that, thank you. im also curious to see if anybody else has a different perspective towards it.
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    I'd take it to mean be creative because you want to, not because you have to. If this means you can earn enough money from it to make a living then that's great, if not then you might have to do something else for that too but you can still be creative. When people quit jobs for it it's an experiment- for some it pays off and works, for others not so much and they get another job afterwards. Again, they can still be creative in either situation!

    Going to move this to philosophy too. Hopefully could provoke some interesting discussion


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