Check Your Ego At The Door

The moment you think you are really cool, you are not.
The moment you think you've really got your shit together, you don't.
The moment you think you know it all, you may come to realize that you know actually very little.

Ego is always about us, as in, "Look at me playing this music, I am really interesting and amazing!" Yes, in my younger years, like many others, I thought I was it. I thought I had my stuff together and was really something amazing. But then I broadened my horizons and discovered a lot of other stuff I didn't know about. And this stuff was amazing! Suddenly my little world looked exactly like that: a little world. So it's a natural part of the maturing process to (hopefully) grow up and realize you are not it

In all my travels and interviews, all the artists that I thought were simply amazing never once expressed that about themselves! They were all too busy creating new art and moving forward to just stand still and proclaim their brilliance. They also really didn't care. They were more interested in serving the art than their own little egos.

Think about it. If you want to be remembered, don't spend all your time on telling people how great you are, instead, create something that they will remember.

What will you be remembered for?

~ MB

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