Very interesting article on actor/musician Jared Leto, who claims his 5 million selling album made no money…and when his band tried to renegotiate the contract, his music publisher sued him for $30 million dollars. Wow, sounds like comics!
So Leto began documenting the challenge to record the band’s third album, This Is War, between trips to his lawyer’s office. The resulting documentary is called Artifact.
Highly intelligent people are often gullible and self destructive. They think they are too smart to get hoodwinked. I linked to a previous study on how easy it is to scam smart people HERE in a longer article about why so many folks fell for Bernie Madoff’s scams…including a professor who specialized in the study of scams.
One of the most irritating things about dealing with very smart people who are also very self destructive is how often they sit around and gripe about how they’re the Smartest Person in the Room, and they just can’t understand how those stupid/pretty people get stuff they don’t get.
Because being able to do calculus in your head is not a particularly useful life skill, Wise One. Learn other stuff too, if you’re so smart.
Great article: When is a Job Not a Job? When It’s in the Arts, Apparently.
…thirteen years after the theater nearly went out of business, The Flea is thriving. Its resident acting company (called The Bats) numbers around 150 people and produces work constantly…The Flea has managed to raise $18 million to purchase a nearby building and convert it into a new space…There’s just one little wrinkle in this story, and it’s about The Bats. You know, the resident company of 150 or so early career actors? …they’re unpaid.
The start of a New Year, it always makes me reassess: I’ve even given up buying Starbucks.
For your brain, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid.
You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair. They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned. When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as “Oh, well.” Or perhaps simply, “Next!”