The first rockstar

Psychologists believe narcissists to be more creative than other people.

Narcissists are better artists.

And there probably never was and never will be a more narcisssistic person than Oscar Wilde.

Yup. The first rockstar was a writer.

Someone who declared upon entering the United States that he had nothing else to declare but his own genius.

Someone who wrote his own version of the myth of Narcissus.

But this isn’t a critique. No, by no means. This is just a way of explaining the following: you’ve got to reach a certain point of self-absorbtion, in order to create art. Why? Because that’s the only way to shut up the inner critic. The only way to not care about what other people think or say or do in relation to your art.

Haters gonna hate, right?

All art is a selfish endeavor.


2 thoughts on “The first rockstar

  1. I agree. Look at other figures with great talent in their fields: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Howard Hughes and Michelangelo. These guys had a high level of self-absorption. Whether we grew up with self absorption or cultivate it, there’s no denying that it gets you to another level in your craft.

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