Creativity Life & Philosophy

Choosing Comfort Over Impressions

As Brian Eno once said, “Art is everything you don’t have to do.” But ownership of fashion, fancy cars, and paintings are also artful things you don’t really need.

Comfort is the ability to live without having to impress others. It means going to work in a hoodie because you’ll be head down in code all day. It means owning a basic car that goes from A to Z or using Uber whenever/wherever you need to go. It means using Pinterest boards or your phone desktop to collect art. Living pragmatically like this saves you money and space.

Doing creative work is one thing. Owning it is another. There’s no need to dress up to other people’s standards if it doesn’t align with our own.

Express yourself. Don’t impress others. Just try to be you.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.