Collaboration Vs. Going Solo

I love working with other people. It’s fun and there’s just something about being with other people that creates a certain kind of energy that can’t be found working solo. But that’s not always possible. For example, I enjoy acting. Oh sure, I may not have the right “look”, or have much in the way of “experience”, or possess even a modicum of “talent” … but I do have a lot enthusiasm! Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be enough and I don’t tend to get a lot of roles.

Much of life requires other people’s willingness or approval and when it’s not there, there’s only so much you can do. So maybe I won’t get that job promotion, or get my screenplay made into a movie, or become homecoming queen. But there’s still a lot that I can do on my own. For starters, I can practice and maybe that’ll help in the future. I may not be good enough to be able to perform in a band, but I can play the piano by myself and hopefully, over time, I’ll get better.

The other thing I can do is focus my efforts on things that don’t require other people. I mean, I can’t force other people to work on a movie I’ve written. But I can make my own comic. Or write my own blog. Of course, I can’t guarantee that anyone will be interested. But hey, it’s a start, right?

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