It's been along time since I had talk with a friend from my past thetigress.deviantart.com/
(Yeah I forgot how to make the icon appear, sorry), and another one I got to run into at the Costco yesterday. Being able to talk to both Tigress and my other friend felt really good and I really believe they were just the people to run into. I say this because truth is I have not wanted to see anyone from my past because I didn't want to explain why my life ...well ...has taken a long time to start. Even if I omitted explaining many years of ...not so good stuff. It's still not easy to explain why, at almost 30, I'm now finally starting to live for myself. That's why I appreciate the people I did run into, bad things weren't important to think about only the fact we were talking to each other and we were enjoying it. So yay on that
Friends aside, I have also been thinking of the subject of self-integrity. As an artist I want to hold on to my values so much when it comes to certain areas but be flexible when it comes to others, but the question I ask is am I willing to compromise my integrity in order to make things I don't believe in for money? I hold artists like Bill Watterson in high esteem because he never sold out to make an extra gazillion dollars on Calvin and Hobbes merchandise. True he still makes so much off the books so it's not really necessary, but still he didn't sell out. This definitely proves money is not more important than holding true to your beliefs, but oh god it's hard to argue when you're broke
To be true to oneself or sell out for profit? That is the question.