Wednesday, March 30, 2005

(ramblerambleramble)

Masters pursue their craft constantly - it is first and foremost in their minds. They pursue it relentlessly – at times to the detriment of their most intimate. Their concentration so draws their focus from the average daily chore of life that it can induce to be social impairment…

And I've realized that I'm not that way about anything, acting included - not that I'm going to stop acting or that I'll never be that way about acting. I just know that I'm not that way about it now.

I went into grad school intending for acting to be that "thing" for me, but I guess you can't really choose it. Although, I guess that assumes a "thing" exists for everyone.

Maybe only some of us are given to the focus that leads to mastery of craft.

OR... maybe we CAN all achieve some great level of mastery, we just have to make the decision to be a master - like, mastery is its own achievement separate from a field of achievement like acting, etc.

Of course, like everything else in the world, it's probably something in the middle.

Or - whatever...

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:30 PM

    is this the writing which so amused you?

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  2. Anonymous11:21 AM

    someone has to be the worst at everything, everyone cannot be the best. Some people are the best at being the worst and others of us excell at mediocrity. Also those people that are masters of their craft are few and far between, we only notice them because they are the abnormal. And being the best, or being thought of as the best has little to nothing to do with talent or hard work, mostly it has to do with luck, being at the right place at the right time, knowing the right people, the right people knowing you. The other part of it for some vocations is the way the system is designed, and the way the people who are presented as being the best, and rise to the top were predetermined by the structure of that particular institution.
    if this doesnt make sense, my excuse is i failed philosophy.

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  3. someone has to be the worst at everything, everyone cannot be the best. Some people are the best at being the worst and others of us excell at mediocrity. Also those people that are masters of their craft are few and far between, we only notice them because they are the abnormal. And being the best, or being thought of as the best has little to nothing to do with talent or hard work, mostly it has to do with luck, being at the right place at the right time, knowing the right people, the right people knowing you. The other part of it for some vocations is the way the system is designed, and the way the people who are presented as being the best, and rise to the top were predetermined by the structure of that particular institution.
    if this doesnt make sense, my excuse is i failed philosophy.

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  4. are y'all being existential?

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  5. wow! i didn't know that you were back to being a "natty dread." it's a shame that you had them, cut them and grew them back, and yours are still longer than mine (i think). oh, wait. you did return to glory last year, right? yeah...you had them on the show!

    forgive me for i have transgressed! ha! : )

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