So many young creatives embarking on their professional career are urged to have a Plan B. Once it becomes clear that their youthful enthusiasm for dancing or drawing or words is moving into a more serious devotion, almost all creatives are urged to immediately come up with some sort of plan for career failure. The odd part is that, for most of us, a Plan B is recommended even before we have failed. Young or emerging creatives haven’t even stretched their professional legs and are already being told that they won’t make it – often by people who haven’t even assessed their abilities. When I was sixteen, I was forced to meet my high school careers advisor, a scarring event shared...
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