February 25, 2018

You can’t please everyone unless your name is Nutella: Approval addiction is the enemy of creativity.

Image above: by Gina Milicia, Flower Farmer, Ubud, Bali “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” — CONFUCIUS When I was 7, I got my pen license. It was a piece of paper signed by my grade two teachers Mr. Kotter (names changed to protect the innocent). My pen license was a big deal. It meant I had finally hit the big time. I’d made it to the next level, and I had the certificate to prove it. Finger paint, crayon, and printing were a distant memory. I was now in the high flying world of cursive writing. It was one of my earliest memories of being validated, and it felt good, but deep down I knew I was ready, so why did I crave Mr. Kotter’s approval so much? Why do we continually seek validation from others? Does my bum...

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Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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