Suburbs and Safety

Nicholas Kosar Design, Technology 0 Comments

“In the suburbs, things are very safe and laid out. You know where things are, so there isn’t a lot of adventurousness. That’s always tempting to fall back on. I had to fight that instinct to fall back and cleave toward safety rather than adventure and variety.” – Patton Oswalt

An interesting – and frightening – quote. It brings up that distinction between being a producer and being a consumer. Do we all need to be consumers? Is it ok to not create/produce? Maybe for some of us, and even for the creators out there, people have to do some consuming in their lives. But for those called to create, getting out of the safe zone is a necessity, no matter how scary it might be. Because there’s something worse: being comfortably numb. 

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