Recently, I had the pleasure of catching-up with a friend I haven’t seen since… gosh, maybe high school or further. We took different paths, but we both were in the realms of art (visual, performance, acoustic, etc.).
During our moments talking to each other, we expressed the similar need to take breaks from people who shared the same interest as ours. That while going to school, being in the same company working, or chilling with people that were in the same artistic field at you is a dream… it can be very exhausting.
Exhausting, and even annoying to be constantly bombarded by the constant stimuli of talking about one simple topic?
Why is that? Why did we need to take a break from art and like-minded artists to pursue art?
Could it be because of the expression “great minds think alike, but fools rarely differ,” where being with similar people can limit your perspectives? Or a forewarning that “jack of all trades, master of none; but better than a master of one,” where staying on one path also limits artistic growth?
Does anyone else have the need to take breaks from people of your field to grow more? Or, am I…
Just thinking out loud.