Being An Artist Of The Modern World Essay

2172 WordsDec 17, 20169 Pages
It seems that parents are more than ready to see their children grow up to become engineers, medical professionals, and business owners in a world where science and technology is constantly advancing. When one thinks of these aforementioned careers they imagine dollar signs, large houses, fancy cars, and other ridiculous luxuries that come with the title. Artists lie on the other side of the spectrum. They are people who did not want to study science, technology, or business, and they did not care whether or not their job will make them financially successful. They wanted to be a part of something more imaginative, more creative, and, in some ways, more rewarding than an ordinary office job. Unfortunately, the image that comes to mind for most people when they think of an artist in the modern world is that of a poor, starving, and uneducated person whose job is something a three year old child could do. This new reputation that comes with being an artist is quite different from when those who dedicated their lives to art were revered and admired for their skills. People who want to go into the arts are constantly discouraged and told to pick a “real job” if they ever want to be financially stable and successful in the real world. A career in the arts has more benefits than one can imagine that is not limited to the confines of a paycheck. A professional artist can inspire others to create, make other people feel good about themselves, and contribute to society all while
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