Do we have to fold ourselves, to be appreciated ?
“Who tries to please to all, has to please nobody” J.Baptiste Rousseau
A question I have been asking myself for a long time now. A question that still remains in my head. In my educational process and all my learning whatsoever, I’ve always tried to take what I thought was good, and leave the opposite. Always. From people, friends, teachers as well as my parents. Never take it for granted. Hoping that, maybe, this kind of institution would help me acquire my true self, as a product of my own choices. Well, it does work somehow.. nevertheless you can’t have both: good graduation and doing the opposite of what teachers are trying to instill you. Well, except when your ideas goes with their flow, but sometimes it just.. doesn’t.
The graduation system, especially in art and it’s whole domain does not work as good as it should. Everything is blurred by subjectivity. What pleases someone, won’t pleases another. As easy as it is.
This is one of the many reasons I gave up my quest seeking the best grade, a long time ago. Because, according to my ideas, graduations of any kind is not strong enough to be a real representation of your work, the passion you give it to, or even it’s quality. This kind of graduation system, in France, has been put to congrats the best students, but doesn’t foster the others. Except in a way: by telling them “hey, look, that’s what you’re supposed to do to be good.”
I think that passion is all you need. nothing more, nothing less. Remember that Einstein did not graduate high school.