Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become it. ~ Nietzsche
I have a question for you guys. How does one develop the supposed ‘thick skin’ we artists are expected to have without becoming cold? It’s something that’s concerned me lately. I understand the concept of letting things slide (turning the other cheek) but there are times when I see some pretty rude behavior out there. What really gets to me is when I see another writer, photographer, painter… treated with outright disrespect. I feel like I just want to reach out and smack someone! How on earth do I go about fighting such ‘monstrosities’, since it seems to be in my nature to want to fight them, without becoming a monster myself?
“Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
ruin and misery mark their ways,
and the way of peace they do not know.”
~ Romans 3:14-17