“I don’t think that the answer to all our problems is gonna be one book. But I do think the answers to all our problems are gonna be found in the creative.
Because the creative…when we create, we’re basically sending a little map, and sending it forward into the future. 95% of the maps disappear, vanish, get destroyed. But some of them are gonna make it through. Some of them are gonna make it through. And it’s remarkable what they might do.It’s remarkable who they might affect, who they might help.
I mean look, we’re humans, man. We’ve got a long history of screwing everything up, and of victimizing each other. But we also have a long history of continuity, of resistance, and of creative survival. And that’s always been helped tremendously by our art, by our songs, by the cultural stuff that we pass on from the past into the future.
And that’s not a bad thing to be a part of. In a world of many vocations, this seems like…not a bad one.”
REALEST SHIT EVER.
Here’s the thing, and it’s totally stupid but true, I’m totally living what I love this summer, and even if it’s just some slogan my college uses as an internal (and sometimes foolish) pep talk, hearing it all day everyday has reminded me that’s what I came here to do and I want to do it as much as possible and goddamn, you guys, this job is so much fun and I can feel it making me into the person I wanted to be all this time (approachable and friendly and confident and easygoing and helpful [so fucking helpful]).
And for the first time (probably ever) I’m completely happy with waking up fucking early as shit and going to work. And that’s what we want, right? That’s what you should strive for.