Everyone Loves to Hate a Winner

I’m a long-time enjoyer of Chris Guillebeau’s insightful, joy-of-life posts at The Art of Noncomformity. While rereading a favorite post of his, I remembered conversations I’ve heard over the years, and thought of how much they mirrored what he was saying. Everyone loves someone who’s talented, creative – until they go and have the audacity to make a good living at it…

Link: The Art of Nonconformity – Everyone Loves to Hate a Winner.

"Having two coffee shops is OK, but not one on every corner. A European tour is OK, but not Madison Square Garden. Wait a minute– you can pay the rent and health insurance with your art? That is the kind of success that causes people to turn against you."

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