I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations.

David Bowie

It’s certainly a path towards losing sight of oneself or limiting ones own imagination. When comparison to others is so rampant and creative output is begin turned into a packaged good, you’re better to zig when everyone else is zagging.

Footnotes

Taken from the 1997 documentary Inspirations, directed by Michael Apted.