When Ringo Starr was drumming for The Beatles, they were pioneering the use of sampling, artificial double-tracking and the use of multitrack recording machines.
Fast forward to today, it is much more technical to record a soundtrack.
Just look at the rigs and the playing styles of back then and today:
The point is that everything is so much more technical and precise than it used to be. It can be overwhelming to start something new because how could you ever be that good?
For one, you shouldn’t compare your start to someone’s best moment. And two, just cause you probably won’t be as proficient as a prodigy, doesn’t mean there isn’t room for you. Find the why you are doing this–if you are doing it for money, you might be behind. If you are doing it for something else, start where you are.
I read about this idea of how you should be careful who you share your good news with. The idea is that not everyone is actually rooting for you.
That sort of makes sense to a degree. Is everyone really rooting for you? I’m sure after WWII allied forces were not asking for a pat on the back from Switzerland.
If it’s generous share it, which means exercising vulnerability. Vulnerability by definition is facing risk, uncertainty, and exposure. Precisely because we don’t know how someone will react is why we share something. But if you are looking for reassurance, you’ll never find enough of it.
If you have the money, you don’t have the time. If you have the time, you don’t have the money.
Many, if you were born in the right circumstances and are lucky enough and work hard enough, can achieve both means and time. But what happens when you have both the time and money? What then?
What now? What will you build?
What gets you up in the morning to change things and make them better? Because once you can’t make things better for yourself, the natural question to ask is, How can you make things better for others?
René Magritte painted this fantastic piece of a pipe. On the bottom, it reads, “This is not a pipe.”
If it isn’t a pipe then it must be a picture of a pipe. But as it states it’s not a pipe. But clearly, there is a pipe. But it says it’s not a pipe. And on and on and on. It’s a paradox.
I woke up this morning to the awful news of candle factory workers being told to get back to work or they would be fired if they left their post while tornado sirens were going off. 8 people died!
That is what indoctrination of compliance does to us. It turns middle managers into murders. The fear of getting fired is so strong–where will we go? How does that look on my resume? I don’t know the whole story of what happened but I can say this: