Last Call: Will Sell Out, Make Offer

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  1. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    https://www.premierguitar.com/artic...-66291217&mc_cid=f4a0594a17&mc_eid=83ff6f8d04
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    sad but true.........

    Many people (particularly Americans), live their lives doing what they don’t want to do so they can earn enough money to continue doing what they don’t want to do. People struggle like this for a lifetime and then teach their children to do it.
     
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    John BNY Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Good article.
     
  4. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Even the CHANCE to sell out properly is indeed a rarity
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Never sell out!
    Never surrender!
    Run, live to fly
    Fly to live
    Do or die
    Won't you run?
    Live to fly
    Fly to live
    Aces high.

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  6. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    "But the seemingly random stretch of gigs I’ve stumbled into over the years has been far more rewarding than anything I could’ve planned."
    That kinda says it for me.
     
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    Im247frogs Well-Known Member

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    While people poke fun at Bohlinger for his mannerisms on the Rig Rundowns, he actually seems like a pretty solid cat.
     
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    Dropped outta school to be a plumber/gasfitter, still happy 39 yrs later :yesway:
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Sounds all so familiar, only difference is I did van conversions, drove a dump truck for a pool builder, then drove cross country, then became a carpenter, still a carpenter.
    Mitch
     
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    OMG.

    They're talking about me.:shred2:
     
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    rmlevasseur Well-Known Member

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    This was a great read. However, I've always felt that this argument, on it's own, was a bit misplaced. There are two types of happy. One comes from the general emotion of elation or joy. The other is a happiness that comes from satisfaction. Most people don't like constant hard work, but they enjoy the end result. I am not sure I would enjoy the end result of my music "work" if all I was doing was playing trite, boring stuff. I feel the same way about my real job. I am sure I could switch careers and be more "happy", but so much skill would be wasted and fewer people would benefit. As ironic as it sounds, sometimes you need to be miserable to be happy. We all set expectations for ourselves based on what we think we can be. That's a hard path to follow. There is a great line from a movie, wish I could remember which one, which says "We all fail at who we are supposed to be. The question is, do we succeed at who we are?" The problem with being a sellout is that you have accepted that you are not succeeding at who you are. Some people might be happy with that, some are not. That's called integrity.
     
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    Great story we have all been thar .
     

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