Just yesterday I happened to discover a new label of personalities, Extroverted-Introverts. The blend of both Extroverts and Introverts, simple as that. Now I couldn’t be happier since I quite often get tired of being torn between the need of being somewhere and the inner desire to stay away; and having to explain the same. Being active in the music industry, lately I have been hearing people use the label ‘Semi-commercial’ artists. Artists who manage to maintain a decent standard of living as they can control the crowd while simultaneously pursuing their personal passion and dreams. Almost accurate?
Now, as much as a freelancer enjoys the abundance of the breathing space and being their own boss, there are things that one needs to be prompt with. And one of those things I personally despise is, doing the mails. No, it’s not about the enormous amount of energy that gets consumed in typing as you try to communicate and get on the same page with the person at the other end. No, it’s really not [only that]. Nobody really enjoys the negligent way in which people might perceive their work and method, without knowing absolutely nil about it. Having said that, I sometimes take weeks to respond and try not to get offended by these unthoughtful pile of messages, for I believe in second chances. And then I remember the conversation I had with a person [that I look up to, as a mentor], that one need not attend to every mail and message that drops into the account. How I have unconsciously been following that advice. For they say, you cannot please everyone. With every plunge you take between the outside world and your inner self, the phrase makes a little more sense.
Where’s all this rant headed to, you wonder? Well, it’s disappointing to learn that the industry seems to run out of people who actually are capable of producing sensible thoughts. With a colossal rise in the number of influencers and artists, there is also a mighty rise of the groups that objectify them for their own benefits while giving nothing but ungratefulness in return. Needless (and yet important) to mention, objectifying and labeling every individual under a category, isn’t benefitting anyone. While some labels only make things uncomplicated, some, do not. Doing nothing but diffusing the personalities and the uniqueness, it does no good.
Even after considering the good that the extension in recent times has bestowed upon us, co-existing with mutual respect seems to be passé. And while I wait for a world where people would take a pause before them fingers hit the keypad or just once before using their tongues’ movability to form words, I take another pause, stare at this rant and amusingly smile about what would everyone make out of this.