"A life should try whatever it is it wants to try."
Settle in and make peace with the necessary background work.
There may be no more important effort than to contribute a voice to the vital issues of our time.
Whether you're acting in a play or starting a business, turning away from your own needs rarely helps anyone.
Too much creative control can become a kind of prison.
Maybe rock and roll was inevitable, with or without Chuck Berry. But the fact remains that he was the one who advanced the state of the art.
The drive to integrate different influences in one's life and take them in a new direction; that's what Chuck Berry and others like him had.
How do we select a "final" version of a work? Do we even need to?