You Can Do Anything
"I tried and therefore no one should criticize me."
After seeing this clip on SNL, and seeing it surface around a few friends' blogs and facebooks, I think this is worthy of talking about.
I can't help but laugh about this because of how accurate it seems to me. And because it seems to be super present in the creative world. There's the ever-present debate of "Are everyone's feeble attempts at being artists and creative prodigies just ruining the creative world and discrediting the real artists and their crafts?" or, "It is so awesome that these things are so accessible and that everyone gets to create things which is one of the best expressions in the world! Everyone should get to be a part of it!"
Honestly, I don't know which one is right, if either could be just right or just wrong. But, I do know that I can't help but roll my eyes when a kid in school says to me says he's picked up falconry because he had mastered rock-climbing and film-making and needed a new hobby. Puh-leez.
So, I do want to know what you guys think! Do we really think we're capable of doing anything and everything? Are doctors and lawyers a dying breed? Are we at risk of being so self-promotional and even less self-aware? Are we a generation of self-serving wannabes? Let's talk it out!