The older I get the more people seek my advice about Art, Story, Career, Finances (gasp), Marriage/ Relationships and even Spirituality.
This practice prospers by my insatiable appetite for the wisdom of those who have gone before me and those who are going after me.
More friendships, mentoring (both incoming AND outgoing), collaborations and conversations are just as important as the fundamentals of art and story.
We desperately need others to reflect the healthiest, most attractive parts of us as well as the pale, flabby areas that we want to ignore.
Do you have clear social mirrors in your life?
Is there anything distorting the whole truth about yourself?
Receiving the whole truth about ourselves will not only help us draw a more accurate map to our artistic and social goals but it will inspire and equip others to do the same.