Creative outbursts from individuals have their costs and risks, like meteors that flame up and enrich the sky and their viewers before they fade and die. Prometheus paid for his impulse to help humanity with an eagle coming daily to eat out his liver, after regrowing a new one overnight, forever tortured for this act of kindness to humanity. He acted upon desire and what he felt was right, knowing he could likely suffer grave consequences for defying the other gods. Creative artists/writers/scientists do likewise. To be creative is to take great risks. For the chance to be an inspirational star inspiring knowledge, dreams, and hope to others there is the reality that many times we will fall and descend into a darkening well of failure. Risk is accepted as a price for glory, but sometimes we do not realize how deep the cost of failure may be for success to be achieved by others.
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