Artistic Entitlement: "Too good or too creatively cluttered for a day job."
I'm seeing too many fools in my own generation using artistic traits and creativity as an excuse to not be actively involved in regular work or other realms of productivity. Being an artist is no reason to be lazy and hold the self-proclaimed belief that you're simply too good for "real work." If it's so true that you're too good for work that is more readily available, then you better start haulin' ass!I also don't believe in the excuse that "I just can't handle being told what to do." I hate being told what to do, and I'm very much the independent type who loves to lead rather than follow, but eventually we have to learn to get over ourselves and just do it. Not forever, just until you become self-established. Especially if you want to run your own show....You still have to get your act together no matter what. Most of the time it means "grin and bear it" for a duration of time and working under somebody for experience. People just don't want to learn self-discipline anymore.
Having an "actual job" gives me to opportunity to balance myself. Just because we have some sort of schedule doesn't mean we need to unwillingly give ourselves up just to work for money and lead lives that we aren't enthusiastic about. In my case, being so stubborn, it means I have had to push to find where I fit. If that means working a normal job for a bit so start off with, do it. Remember though that you do have a choice, you just need to work for more options and always keep an eye out for opportunities.
It also feels good to unhinge after being busy and spill out all my creativity. In a way it helps because I can sort of hold onto the ideas and ponder them for longer periods, giving me time to refine or rethink them. *Always keeping a notepad, so I don't forget them!
How else does anyone expect to succeed, even with an artistic career interest? Get off the high horse and work for it otherwise everyone else will be snagging up the opportunities you could have taken.
There is something out there for everyone with an ambition, but we will never find it through laziness or entitlement.