The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~Joan Didion
I work in the entertainment business as a producer. I have never done anything that has resulted in great financial compensation or fame but I earn my living producing documentaries, shorts, TV and feature films.
In every business, there is success, failure and ego but in the media business these accomplishments or lack of are actually commodities. “You are only as good as your last thing” and “it doesn’t matter how good it is, only how much it makes”, are phrases often tossed around in this finicky world. If you are wondering why I’m writing about this hang on a minute and I’ll make my point.