Medals? Awards? A Jedi Craves Not These Things

Just a quick post.

A few minutes ago, I was thinking about what sort of… prizes I hope to have throughout my life as an artist and an entertainer. Wouldn’t it be cool to win a Saturn Award or a Stoker Award or an Oscar or a Grammy or so on? Sure. But you don’t get into an artistic field for medals and awards. They’re nice to have, but they’re not what make you. Plus, your art doesn’t come from an honest place. Unless you count greed. And no offense to the medals and awards, but people rarely remember exactly who won what and why. Can you name the last five Best Actress Oscar winners? Or the last five Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy winners? Steven Spielberg has won Oscars for his films: can you name three?

The best prize any artist or entertainer can win is longevity. When people care about you for years, and for years after you die.

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