August 2, 2006
he had original ideas once
[Related:] From Tara Hunt:
When my son was little (look at me being a mommy blogger ;)), he would do really cute stuff and all of us fawning over him would laugh and giggle with delight. Of course, being a bright boy, he would observe our delight and repeat the cute stuff. He was becoming aware of what got him attention.[Click on image to enlarge/download/print etc. Licensing terms here etc.]
Posted by hugh macleod at August 2, 2006 12:52 AM
OMG...that could be any number of people I can think of.
Getting famous leads to fear of being unfamous again? Hmmmm?
heh. good one.
famous book review: "this book is both original and good. unfortunately, the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good."
...and then he didn't need original ideas
because he had plenty of cash. :)
at least he got famous :)
I know what you mean, Tara.... in many ways I prefer my cartoons from my pre-internet, unpublished days.
Or at least, having zero audience has a certain agreeable quality and freedom to it... that I often miss.
I guess everything has a price. Tom Hanks can't go to restaurants. Bill Gtaes can't go out to a movie.
I guess the question also is about how much our self -image changes and how other people's expectations act as 'catalysts' for change.
Sure, a cactus flower maybe more beautiful than a rose, but since it is only in the desert does it impact anything?
Maybe it's in these hyper-connected times that we yearn for isolation and being 'unfamous' but we really don't want it so much ;-)