Sometimes when I’m making a video, I realize that I’m forcing myself to have a unique opinion on a topic when, in fact, it isn’t an honest opinion….it’s just me searching for something interesting to say. That’s OK, I guess, but I’ve been trying not to do it as much.
Sometimes I’m not interesting. I like science fiction books and taking pictures and watching the same TV shows as everyone else. It’s exhausting to try and make every single part of your existence interesting. I hereby give myself permission to be boring.
I feel that way about designing a lot. I think it’s part of being creative- there’s this constant need to come up with new ideas but that pressure only comes from within. And ultimately you have to accept that being like everyone else isn’t a bad thing sometimes. It just means you’re human and can’t fire on all pistons all the time.
Oh yeah, the very worst things I ever designed were when I was like “I’m so sick of how everybody does things…I want to do something really NEW!” And then I do something that no one else would ever do…
…because of how terrible it is.