A quote I came across today that reminded me of the beliefs we have here at Dear Hope.

“I think people that are driven to make art are coping with things – anxieties or what have you. You feel boiling rage or crushing depression without knowing why, eventually engaging in a lot of coping mechanisms you aren’t aware of. The difference between then and now is just awareness, knowing where it all comes from, what the dangers can be, being able to hopefully exert some control over everything so that I’m not obliviously self destructive or wasting my energy.”

-Greg Puciato of the Dillinger Escape Plan

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One comment

  1. I like the comment very much, and I agree with it . But… it makes me sad, I guess. Does this mean that every artist or creative person in the world and who has ever been in the world has been suffering? What a horrible thought.

    But definitely I can understand it for myself.

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