Is it any coincidence that the people who create ideas worth spreading are the people who have lives worth living?
Of course not. All prolific creators know that art is subordinate to life, not the other way around. That’s why they constantly put themselves an intercept path with interesting experiences.
And not in a contrived, disingenuous, I just did it for the story kind of way. It’s just that good art, like a good story, doesn’t happen by accident. And so, it’s simply a matter of expanding their field of vision, which allows them to better notice the opportunities that lead to better stories.
It’s not mind over matter, it’s using your mind to allow more things to matter, so you can expose yourself to the best life has to offer.
Who wants to make a documentary about your life?