A Matter of Taste (Campbell Wallace interview preview)
With franchises like Star Wars getting a rejuvenation this year (also read: Jurassic Park, Terminator, Mission Impossible, Cinderella, Mad Max, Fantastic Four, Point Break, Charlie Brown, Goosebumps, Jem and the Holograms), I personally am expecting millions of online responses to what happens when The Force Awakens is finally in theatres.
I honestly think we are going to hear an opinion from everybody and their grandma. And Star Wars fans are some of the most die hard fans I’ve ever come across, save maybe Star Trek fans. Well, I actually don’t want to go down that road right now. Let’s take the road less travelled and pretend these franchises COULD work together.
But I’m sure we can agree that not every opinion is going to be noteworthy and brilliantly useful in the discussion. We will mostly watch the reviews from major publications and social media channels, and those will be the ones we rely on to get our easters eggs and commentary that pulls from the entire pantheon of Star Wars and to see how the movie ranks against other ones in general.
When it comes down to it, we all would LIKE to think that we have good taste. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Don’t lie and tell me you would never claim that position, you know I am speaking directly to you.
No, not you.
Yes, you. But don’t worry, I’m not going to throw you in the boo box for one little mistake.
Man that would be a terrible way to go.
We all need to make mistakes and experience different aspects of life in order to become competent adults who can function in the world and provide utility for others. That’s why Hook is a villain and not a good role model.
But back to my original idea.
The hard reality is that our tastes grow and evolve over our lives. And yes we are creatures of great potential, but we cannot become experts in everything. If we try to become experts at everything we like, than we will be experts of nothing. Kind of like Bastian.
That’s why we look to our respective superstars and admire them for their talents, because we know that they have worked incredibly hard to become good at what they do.
That’s just ONE of the ideas that I recently discussed with a very talented artist.
Yep, that’s right. timotheories is about to share its 2nd ever video interview with you fine folks. But hang on a minute. It’s not going to happen just yet.
Truthfully, I’m going to be releasing that interview next week, and I’m really excited to share it with you, but dear readers, I just can’t wait a whole week without at least giving you an education of things to come!
If you like the arts, business, personal growth or even just a good discussion, this clip of my interview with Campbell Wallace should be right up your alley.
I’m not going to give it all away, but let’s just say that Cam is a very bright man with a lot to say about the topic of skillfulness and in the clip we spend a few minutes going over the importance of mastery when it comes to the topic of viewing creative work and making judgments on its merit.
And because its Thanksgiving weekend I am very thankful for the opportunity to have connected with him and I hope you are excited for what comes next week.
No more theories today my friends. Till next time!