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Thursday, May 01, 2008


A delusion is a false belief or behaviour. It has little relevance in reality unless the person suffering from delusions is schizophrenic. So, why is it that so many non-schizophrenics are delusional?

There’s the person who can blot some paint onto a canvas and is an artist. There’s the person who carries a camera and is a photographer. There’s the person who performs and is an actor. There’s the person who belts out a few songs and is a singer.

Sadly, it’s all in their minds. This isn’t Field of Dreams - if they believe it, it will come. It probably won’t ever come.

For years I’ve been hearing people say they’re just as good as so-and-so, so they should even be better. It doesn’t work like that. You watch one reality show and you think you know it all, like ones that feature "models."

Aspiring models must fit a certain criteria. They won’t change criteria for you. Photogenic is imperative, but if you’re not tall and thin, it won’t happen. Yes, Kate Moss and Joseph Sayers have successful careers, but they’re two people in over six billion. Lighting never strikes twice in the modelling world.

Acting and singing can be more subjective. It’s a crapshoot whether or not the powers that be like you enough to sustain a career (Jessica Simpson rings a bell).

And, if you do have all the boxes checked off, there’s still no guarantee of success. Dreams don’t come to fruition isn’t through hard work, but with timing, connections, money/power, and luck (which is the most unquantifiable).

They shouldn’t give up. Ever. Dreams keep hope alive. And, the voices inside their heads keep the dreams turning into delusions.

And, don't even get me started on aspiring writers...


Blogger Random Thinker said...

delusional? I embrace being delusional.

I do have a question about your mandatory requirement for aspiring writers needing a firm grasp of the English language.

What about aspiring writers who don't speak English? Will they never become real writers?

May 01, 2008 7:18 pm  

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