learning to separate your "creative fulfillment" from your financial income may be the new standard in an increasingly crowded "creative class." there are very few positions where you can make the best possible creative work and be compensated more than a bare minimum living wage, especially in cities that act as hubs (NY, LA, SF) where the cost of living is inherently higher. the normalization of "selling out" is a surefire sign that the next generation of creatives is learning quickly that "being cool" isn't worth the fiscal debt.

Mitch Goldstein