Our consumerist culture has made us feel like an object, too. We’re just a part of the display. We don’t have our own power. Our unique ideas and preferences don’t have value. There is no other way. Everything’s been done. We are not in charge.
This learned perspective bleeds into all aspects of our lives. It makes us feel powerless over our work, our relationships, our finances, world events – even over our own past, our own thoughts, emotions and habits.
An antidote to everyday helplessness has always been this: To be creative. To create. To play. To express ourselves. To make something personally meaningful to us. To make something that makes us happy. To just keep doing it. To do it no matter what. This enables us to take our power back.
Everyone is an artist. We are all powerful creators. We just gotta get down and do the work. Make it happen.