It’s a powerful question.
Next time you’re talking to an artist friend or colleague or someone you’ve just met, slip that question into the conversation.
Notice their reaction. Often they’ll stop dead in their tracks. Then, if they do come up with an answer, it’s usually fascinating. A story about their first time on stage. Or the joy of being part of the high school play. Or a moment when they felt truly present. Truly alive.
While you’re at it, ask yourself the same question. “Why’d You Get Into This?”
Think about those first memories. Journal about it. Share them with a friend.
Now ask yourself, “Am I doing that? Am I doing what I wanted to do?”