You keep talking about what a badass alpha you are but all I ever see you do is consume and take from others. You make no contribution to the world or even the people who supported you.
You are not a wolf; you are a parasite.
And you are only fooling yourself.
We watch people on a stage. The ones who really blow our minds are the ones who tap in to that carnal part of inspired humanity that allows us to just be alright with each other. The ones who really inspire us are the ones who put down their armour. They get naked with such brilliance that instead of cutting them to bits, everyone in the room wishes they had the balls to get naked, too. They get so vulnerable that we nearly get embarrassed for them, and then it comes around to this whole other thing where we’re not embarrassed for them at all, but now we ourselves are embarrassed that we questioned them to begin with. …
Being on the road is not a logical choice of an occupation when looked at on paper, but neither is being a musician at all – or an artist of any kind for that matter – under the microscope of rationality. But it’s a damn fine way to live, and to begin to get to the bottom of just how incredible living can be. For me, it’s the beginning of not taking existence for granted. The fact is that, those moments on stage when everything goes right inject enough awesome sauce into one’s life to make up for an eternity of predictable financial stability.
In fact, you begin to pity people who can’t let go. It’s like being in on this amazing secret. You start to live your life moment to moment. You realise that getting vulnerable is a catalyst to having boatloads of memorable moments in your life. You learn that most people will actually meet you there. And you stop caring if they don’t. And you learn to disregard people who don’t “get it”. The good ones will. I want goosebumps as many times as possible, then I want to die gracefully without regret. — Dan Mangan | Magic gig moments: ‘You’ve got to get naked on stage’ (via relatedworlds)
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