August 2012
Money or Meaning

I was listening to  a group of artists recently, discussing how they live with less security than most people, but they really don’t live less well. They live from commission to commission, but somehow, they all shared, their chosen careers had fed them and kept them happy for decades. But then again their appetites were tamed.

I don’t hear that tone of conversation from business people as often as I do from artists. Artists seem to have tilted the scales toward meaning, and less toward money, and therein to find contentment.  We know the cliché about the starving artists.  I have a feeling they are not as starved for meaning as some of us in the business world may be.