Art and Artists in the "Real" World

For most people, art is magic, and they lost their belief in magic as they grew up and joined the "real" world. It's hard to hear ad nauseum things like this:

- "Why don't you get a real job?"
- "My kid likes drawing too."
- "You 'make' video games? That's a job?"
- "Painting is a nice hobby..."

And so on.

But when you realize the simple fact that they're tied up in a reality made up of rules set by other people, you no longer resent their questions and attitude. You instead pity them. You realize that they are playing a game called "how life is supposed to be according to everyone else" and unfortunately for them, they're winning it.

Artists, on the other hand, are too busy making art to play such silly games.