Is it too late for me to become a famous artist/musician? Also, is fame important?
For all struggling artists out there (eg: musicians, painters, drawing artists, designers, photographers, etc),
have any of you ever struggled/wrestled with the questions about being a “famous artist”,
ie: do you want to be a famous artist, if you could? do you aspire it? is it really important goal/dream of yours, as an artist?...or not so much? if it’s not, then what or why can you actually feel ‘content’ by not having fame over your artworks?
My biggest dream has always been to be a professional Musician/songwriter, performing, and sharing my music, touch and inspire many souls and hearts in this world.
But lately, with me being 28 yrs now (will turn 29 this August…oh how time flies so fast!),
and with many ‘pending’ and ‘unclear’ and failed music projects in the past (ie: bands broken, projects postponed because one or two members got busy with fulfilling ‘parental or school’s obligations’, a member whose parent told him/her to stop all the music/artistic activity and to continue his/her family’s business/shops, etc), and also my parents (especially my father)‘s constant pressures on me to NOT pursue my musical dreams (or careers) but to focus on the “big money-making business world”, and also with an artistically-stifling environment where I currently live at,..I have finally come into a thought that as follow:
what if it’s all too LATE for me to “making it” in my music/artistic endeavors/dreams?
what if I simply couldn’t become, or didn’t have the right environment & supports, to become a long-dreamed famous artist/musician ?...can I accept this reality? or would I easily lose my own identity, as a musician/artist?..
and what if, finally, I yield to my father’s ‘realistic/pragmatist’ expectations of just helping him in his businesses, to continue running the non-music-related family business, and just put music as a ‘hobby’ or as“just do it on the side/free time only” (as my father always advised me to do so),..if I were to finally yielded and accepted all of that,..would I easily lose my own core identity? would I have a ‘dark, depressing’ future, with full of regrets? or, would it actually [I]liberates [/I]me from the ‘haunting’ of “too late to make it in music”?..
This is such a very important, huge dilemma and lingering thoughts that recently have really crossed on my mind, perhaps as a ‘cushion’ or ‘life safeguard’ , if I were to finally compromise and accept my father’s realistic expectations..
To all ‘struggling’ artists out there, please share your opinions and own experiences here regarding this matter.
I would love to hear yours.
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