»SOME THOUGHTS ON THE REAL WORLD BY ONE WHO GLIMPSED IT AND FLED«
“… Selling out is usually more a matter of buying in. Sell out, and you’re really buying into someone else’s system of values, rules and rewards.
The so-called “opportunity” I faced would have meant giving up my individual voice for that of a money-grubbing corporation. It would have meant my purpose in writing was to sell things, not say things. My pride in craft would be sacrificed to the efficiency of mass production and the work of assistants. Authorship would become committee decision. Creativity would become work for pay. Art would turn into commerce. In short, money was supposed to supply all the meaning I’d need. …”
To read the complete speech by Bill Watterson given at Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio, to the 1990 graduating class
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