Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson
Selling out is like knowingly and intentionally letting go one’s freedom to craft, say and build things of one’s choice, and buying into someone else's system of values, rules and regulations.
Selling out makes creative art as a form of commerce, which prefers efficiency and committee decisions over fulfilling, joyful work.
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