I do preach the idea of individualism as in not adapting any kind of style or model other than that one of your own. I always found it strange in art history when studying about the different guilds and movements. It sounded too contrived and having to follow devised parameters to create art. I personally am not a team player in that manner. The art should be labeled by the artist's name only.
Inherent inertia and no deviation from status quo are the major show-stoppers in the advancement of art, science, and society in general. Inventors are the ones who break those barriers, and raise the humankind to next higher levels that exist above and beyond the status quo and comfort zones. When most of the people in the society are standing still with their feet in the gutters of status quo, Inventors and Innovators are the ones among that crowd who are always looking at the stars. We surely need millions of such star-gazers to advance our society further, to go above and beyond the limitations and stagnation. Long live the Inventors and their spirit of Invention!
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Most people don't like to be confronted with an actual fact-of-life because it's difficult to metabolize. A painting of a bowl of fruit is much easier. It's for the same reason why we don't like going to the doctor. The diagnosis and x-rays are too honest. This is what creates the perception that contemporary art is shocking or suspicious.”