I said something I didn’t mean and I don’t want people to use it to define me. Ironically, I was talking about finding success/validation within yourself and how being a filmmaker/storyteller is at odds with that idea because you’re creating content for others.
I want others to get my creations because they are a part of me. Because if they get what I make, they get me.
But my classmates rebutted with the idea that you have to love what you’re making first before you can expect others to love it. Therefore, you loving your work is validation in itself.
I think we’re both right but I feel like I came off wrong.
"I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."