Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity
This is an amazing, amazing video. I highly reccomend it if you’re an artist or businessperson esp. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love (ask your girlfriend) and was faced with the same puzzle all first-time successes face: the pressure of topping it. Her response is simple and inspiring.
She also puts forth a theory of hers that, if embraced, can help end this culture of early deaths for our worlds most talented. Why do we feel like our most talented souls also must be the most tortured in this society? Her answer is mind-blowing.