The Beauty of Stuck Records
When Eric started writing about the philosophy of photography and art and life. I thought he’d run out of gas very quickly and stop. Because we’d stop listening. Because regardless of how important the psychological of art is, we have very short attention spans and Eric’s message is often heavy and repetitive.
But I was surprised when that didn’t happen. His message hasn’t gotten old. It’s actually become more relevant. Whenever there’s a lull on his blog and I don’t get a daily dose of positivity…I kinda miss it. A lot. That’s when I realized how valuable his message was. And more importantly, the repetitive nature of it. The repetition seems to be the key.
Apparently some things bear repeating and some don’t. Knowing the difference can take a lifetime. We truly do need to hear words of encouragement every day in order to make it through the day. And very few of us actually have access to that encouragement. Encouragement from other people is the best kind and very few of us have the friends and family who are willing to do it. It’s not easy to find someone who really cares whether you live or die. It’s not easy to find someone who will ask you not to give up and do it in a way that is personal and believable. Eric and Cindy (and their crew) actually seem like they care what happens to everyone in the world.
There is also precedent for what Eric is doing. Many people have made careers out of empowering others. It’s a growth industry because life and the struggle that comes with it…is a growth industry. Eric really could become a millionaire by just chanting a simple positive message of hope and self-empowerment. And we could feel like a million bucks by just listening. The latter could very well be the better deal.