It is in the interest of…

It is in the interest of an artist to have access to the audience that is moved by their work.

It is in the interest of a family to have enough food to eat.

It is in the interest of love to be open to the experience of living each day.

It is in the interest of this planet we share that we quit taking and start giving back.

It is in the interest of shareholders to make profit from their fields of endeavor.

It is in the interest of companies to build a sustainable business model that replenishes material resources.

It is in the interest of dictators to silence artists.

It is in the interest of spoiled brats to seek more than the person next to them.

It is in the interest of the accountable to seek visibility for the consequences of action.

It is in the interest of selfish brokers to maintain disconnection.

It is in the interest of our false sense of comfort to deny that things should change.

It is in the interest of tyranny to silence voices of dissent.

It is in the interest of the few to maintain the apathy of the many.

It is in the interest of the artist that she continue to produce art.

It is in the interest of  the audience that the artist continue to produce art.

It is in the interest of a balanced, progressive society that the artist continue to produce art.

So, when you hear that you can’t survive as an artist, that it’s pointless to try, ask yourself where that story is coming from, and take time to finish the sentence:

It is in the interest of…

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