Say you were to be really good at a craft.
Would you rather be:
A. Textbook at something
B. Different; Standout; Unique
- TextbookVote A
- DifferentVote B
Most Helpful Girl
The fact that yr even asking this question indicates that you don't understand the nature of art, and/or the nature of maverick talent.
You can't be #B until you are #A. You can't start breaking the rules, until you have mastered all the rules.
You can't be e. e. cummings until you're already proficient at "normal" poetry.
You can't be a Harlem Globetrotter until you've already got tip-top clinic skills to start with.
You can't be Miles until you've mastered everything "textbook" about playing the sax.
If you try to be "different" without an absolute, thorough-going mastery of all the fundamentals, you'll just be a bad joke. You'll be the dude trying to enter a slam-dunk contest who can't even dribble the damn ball.
#A is a necessary step on the way to #B.0
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Most Helpful Guy
You can't be REALLY good at a craft until you are ADDING to the craft.
Gotta be different in order to achieve that.0