You grew up in a family that were entertainers and musicians. Can’t underestimate the impact that has on perception. I have an equivalent: for me, the notion of office work or small business ownership was “no big deal”. “it’s easy” because that’s what I was familiar with. I learned to touch type quickly young. I understood how corporations worked and how to navigate things, etc. Yet I’ve talked to others that were deathly afraid of the whole thing. Businesses were big things. Impenetrable fortresses. I was like, “Just talk to the secretary, say x y and z and you’ll get an appointment”. So, I’m thinking it might be a case of that. I didn’t know anybody involved — and growing up I was always the outsider person. Scholarship kid. Only kid with [x], the best at [y], Always put on stage to perform when I didn’t want to but I did it out of duty.

You grew up in a family that were entertainers and musicians. Can’t underestimate the impact that has on perception.
I have an equivalent: for me, the notion of office work or small business ownership was “no big deal”. “it’s easy” because that’s what I was familiar with. I learned to touch type quickly young. I understood how corporations worked and how to navigate things, etc.
Yet I’ve talked to others that were deathly afraid of the whole thing. Businesses were big things. Impenetrable fortresses. I was like, “Just talk to the secretary, say x y and z and you’ll get an appointment”.
So, I’m thinking it might be a case of that. I didn’t know anybody involved — and growing up I was always the outsider person. Scholarship kid. Only kid with [x], the best at [y], Always put on stage to perform when I didn’t want to but I did it out of duty.
But I have no regrets. I was pushed hard by music teachers and while I loved music, I did not have the drive/ambition to “prove myself” to anybody.
My high school music teacher couldn’t play any instruments well which is why he became a music teacher. He’d said to my mother, “I’d give my right pinky to have his talent, but he lacks the ambition. I have all the ambition he’s lacking, but none of the talent”.
I could not understand his drive and ambition. I did not understand why anybody would WANT to do all that stuff. It all seemed horrible to me.
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But I have no regrets. I was pushed hard by music teachers and while I loved music, I did not have the drive/ambition to “prove myself” to anybody.
My high school music teacher couldn’t play any instruments well which is why he became a music teacher. He’d said to my mother, “I’d give my right pinky to have his talent, but he lacks the ambition. I have all the ambition he’s lacking, but none of the talent”.
I could not understand his drive and ambition. I did not understand why anybody would WANT to do all that stuff. It all seemed horrible to me.
Yeah, I just see them as people. It’s all people. But organizations can have different character traits as well.
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