I was thinking about something adjacent to this yesterday. The idea a lot of us have, especially creatives but people in-general too, that we have to judge our lives around how we spend our time. What are we doing if we’re not succeeding at something? What good are you to the world if you’re not minmaximg your life and accomplishing things.
Like that’s so not what life has to be tho. Some folks just want to go to work, and maybe they dont hate their job but also maybe they dont love it, they come home, they relax with family or friends or themselves, go to bed, get up and do it again. That’s life for most people and i think we loose focus of that sometimes trying to like Be Somebody on the internet even if its not someone huge. You’re allowed to just Live.
This dude spends his freetime how he likes. It makes him happy. Me? Im trying to be a professional artist and along the way i had to remind myself “Oh wait. This used to be something i just did for fun after school.” And im trying to get that feeling back even a little. I WISH I could just sit down and “waste time” on frivolous art because it gave me joy and not because “I’ll die unfulfilled if no one wants to pay me for this.”
You do you mario maker man. Be good or be good at it, right?