As you get older, each stage of your life is accompanied by an age and a word that is affiliated with that age. For example, when you turned 18-20 it was RESPONSIBILITY, from 21-24 it was ADULTHOOD, from 30+ it is REAL LIFE. The stage I am in is in between “adulthoodness” and real life…and the word being thrown around at us “25s and Betweens” is INTEGRITY. Doing work that will set us towards real life but it is supporting your adulthood.
Amongst all of my artists and peers that I surround myself with…there has been a huge lack of integrity in their work and work ethic. And no I am not saying that I am perfect, but I do take pride in EVERYTHING that I do. Why wouldn’t you? I really believe it has do with the generational shift between Generation Y and the “Millennials” and we are becoming lazy. And not lazy like “don’t get up off your ass” lazy but moreso… “technology is my third-leg” lazy. If it has to be done manually, it is not done at all.
Ok, okay where am I going with this? What I am trying to say is don’t forget that whatever you give or sow, it will grow back to you that way. If you don’t take care and tend your harvest or you choose to take care it some days more than others…you will see your harvest will be weak and not as fruitful.
There are many definitions associated with the word ‘integrity’ but the one I want to focus on is: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Be honest with yourself and others. Have integrity in your work. As an adult, we can no longer throw ourselves into situations and say we didn’t have a choice or we complete it incorrectly because we didn’t have the time or just didn’t want to do it. Be upfront and honest. Communicate.
Clearly this was a vent.
That is all.