You're not a design rockstar, you're a douchebag.(

over 7 years ago from Antonio Pratas, Lead Digital Designer

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    If honesty and modesty is important to be successful in this industry then they will fail anyway. Spoiler, they will not. If you want to be happy and content with what you are creating as a human being while you are existing though, then honesty is crucial, but happiness has nothing to do with success. And that is not what they are trying to do, they just try to be successful, not happy.

    You should rather ask yourself, why their success in their dirty, unjust, unethical, dishonest and pretentious ways is making you feel so bad and angry, that you have to write a blog post about it. It is not supposed to be an attack, but what drives the behaviour you are criticising is the same source that drives your desire to criticise it. A hunger for validation, measured probably not even in money, but in how perfect you align yourself with the idea that you are projecting to the outside world, reflected in your social echo. Meaning, that the followers you have serve as a mirror to check, if you have already become what your idea of yourself is, ignoring the fact that this is not your true self after all. The ego is strong.

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