THE BEST ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

I found this essay by Paul Graham today–advice for young people in high school, leaving high school, getting ready (or not) for college, and actually, for anyone else, too.

And it is exactly what I wish I’d known in high school. And college. And the first 30 or 40 years of my life. (I finally figured it out when I was 42, I think….)

I came across this by way of the Fine Art Views blog. Fine Art Views is a great resource for artists. It’s kind of geared towards 2D artists, but the advice is general enough for all creative folks.

I’m printing it out for my latest high school graduate. Pass it on to someone you know could benefit–it’s good stuff!

Author: Luann Udell

I find it just as important to write about my art as to make it. I am fascinated by stories. You can tell when people are speaking their truth--their eyes light up, their voices become strong, their entire body posture becomes powerful and upright. I love it when people get to this place in their work, their relationships, their art. As I work from this powerful place in MY heart, I share this process with others--so they have a strong place to stand, too. Because the world needs our beautiful art. All of it we can make, as fast as we can! Whether it's a bowl, a painting, a song, a garden, a story, if it makes our world a better place, we need to do everything in our power to get it out there.

One thought on “THE BEST ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE”

  1. Hi Luann,

    I started laughing while reading the essay as it reminded me of an episode in junior high. in 8th grade all of us had to speak to the guidance counselor about what we wanted to do when we grew up as part of helping us select classes for the next year . I quite frankly told them, that I hadn’t decided yet. I was then told that I was really in trouble and that I needed to make a decision!

    Hmm, since then I’ve had 3 different careers……

    Kirsten

    ps. love the new dogs.

    Like

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