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The Artists Epiphany

Seeking validation through the eyes of others

By Vivek_U_kPublished about a year ago 3 min read

There was an artist named David who loved to create beautiful paintings. David was a man in his mid-thirties, tall and lean with short brown hair and sharp, expressive features. He was a reserved person who preferred to keep to himself most of the time, except when it came to his passion for art.

David grew up in a family of artists, and from a young age, he had a fascination with colors and shapes. His parents encouraged his artistic talents, and he was often found with a paintbrush or pencil in hand. He studied art in college, and after graduation, he moved to the city to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist.

David was a hard worker and a perfectionist. He spent hours every day in his studio, striving to improve his skills and create better paintings. He was passionate about his art, and it consumed most of his time and energy.

Despite his artistic success, David had a somewhat lonely personal life. He had few friends and no romantic partner. He lived alone in a small apartment near his studio, surrounded by his paintings and art supplies.

He spent hours in his studio every day, working tirelessly to perfect his craft. His paintings were filled with vibrant colors and intricate details, and he was always trying new techniques to make them even better.

But despite his passion for art, David was constantly seeking the approval of others. He would often invite art critics to his studio to show them his latest works, hoping they would praise him and tell him he was a great artist.

One day, a group of critics came to his studio to see his paintings. David was nervous but excited, hoping they would appreciate his hard work. He showed them his latest painting, a stunning landscape filled with rolling hills and colorful flowers.

But instead of praising him, the critics began to criticize his work. They pointed out flaws in his technique and questioned his use of color. David was devastated. He had worked so hard on the painting, and now it seemed like all his efforts were for nothing.

Feeling discouraged, David stopped painting for a while. He began to question his abilities as an artist and wondered if he should even continue pursuing his passion. But then he had a realization: he had been wasting so much time and energy trying to impress others, instead of focusing on what he truly loved.

He realized that he didn't need the approval of others to validate his talent. He was an artist because he loved to create, not because he wanted to impress others. From that day forward, he stopped inviting critics to his studio and started painting for himself.

Over time, David's paintings began to change. They were no longer created with the intention of impressing others, but rather with the intention of expressing himself. His paintings became more honest and authentic, and people began to take notice.

Soon, David's paintings were selling for high prices at art galleries around the world. He had finally found success as an artist, but more importantly, he had found fulfillment in doing what he loved without worrying about what others thought.

The moral of the story is that “we should not waste our time and energy trying to impress others. We should focus on our passions and what brings us joy, and let our authentic selves shine through. When we do this, success and validation will come naturally, and we will find true happiness in our pursuits.”

In the end, David found true fulfillment in his art, not through the approval of others but through his own personal journey of self-discovery.


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