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Is an artist a good career path to take?

I'll probably go that direction anyway but what do you think?

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Whatever makes you happy. When I started to get into music some of my family members and even teachers where kind of confused/upset because they all think I'm smart enough to get a "real job". My dad always encouraged me to follow my dreams though, and he taught me that what you want out of life should dictate what you do. If u want a huge house and lots of money than u should probably go to university and study to be a big shot lawyer or something. But if you love music, and don't care if your a rag tag musician living in a bus and booking gigs at any bar that'll take you, even for no money, as long as you get to do what you love, than that's what you should do. Strive to be the person you wanna be. not who someone else thinks you should.

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What is your name.
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Why?
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yeah what's your name? I wanna see if I've ever heard your music and if not I'm gonna look it up lo
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I'm not famous or anything. God I'm not even close to being done high school. unfortunately. Can't tell whether or not I'm gonna graduate or drop out to pursue a career as a musician. Graduation is way too far away. Plus college just isn't in the plan for me. This is gonna sound terrible but I suck at everything except music. I'm smart I guess but nothing that I can really go to school for interests me. Quite honestly being in school at all feels like a waste of my time because the main point to it is doing well and then getting into a good college. Which I don't even care about! Back to the point though, your probably not gonna find me on the Internet. Sorry!! I'm just fourteen which makes me sound ridiculous talking all philosophical and all, it's just I knew since I was a little kid that this is what I want to do. If I make any vids for YouTube or something though ill let you know:)
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Go the way you want.

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Thak you and happy Tanksgiving day to you.
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It is :) Could be risky but go for it!

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DHCxAlCATRAZx

only if you are great. not many people are succsessful artist but that doesnt mean you souldnt try

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in my opinion, all art is great
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well some people cant sell it
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if your only goal is selling it, you aren't an artist, by my observation of your answer and comments being rather negative, your aura is probably gray, you need to lighten
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YES! its awesome! :)

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Who do you make feel good.
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what?!?!
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Based on money, it's risky. I'm into acting and sometimes the money situations testy, but it's what I love to do. If you love art, that's the way to go. Everything else is irrelevant.

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Not very much money to be made in this economy. Unless maybe you combine interior design and art.

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Only if you wanna be broke. You'd hafta be a really good business marketer. Im a senior in studio art. Love it! I'm working in a factory so o can go back and graduate.

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Have you ever heard the term "starving artist"? It is tough to get started in and it depends on the type of art you want to do. Many artist, like actors, have other jobs to help them survive until they can establish themselves. And many never do. If you chose to do this, and I am all for following your dream, just be prepared to not catch on right away.

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Have to go need to my home is hard.

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I think it could be for the right person and you really know what you wanna do.

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Live your dream. You could end up wealthy or you could be poor for the rest of your life but you will be doing something that you love.

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I'm an artist but I'm also an art teacher, it's a strange situation sometimes. I know several sole artists and have known them from the beginning of their journey. They have a determination for doing art that cannot be penetrated. Not much in their lives are more important to them. They are interesting and invigorating to be around. What you really need to be asking yourself is... Do I have what it takes to be an artist.

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i hope i do
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Yes, but whatever you think is best..and if you want to

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