I saw this today. I was actually watching another TED talk by Ken Robinson that CJ Lyons pointed me to. Only it kept stopping so I went to TED and in my search for the rest of the first talk (which was actually the second talk) I found this.
It’s brilliant. And I believe it. Because art and writing was educated out of me and I had to fight my way back to it. I probably wasted thirty years of my talent because “You can’t make a living doing that.” I’m not resentful. I understand that I’m a better writer now than I would have been then. But I can’t help but think of the things I could have accomplished, of the stuff I could accomplish now if I had some credibility.
Now I am going to finish watching the second talk. I really do think this guy is brilliant.