When we think of an artist, we are reminded of painters, musicians, comedians, writers, sculptors, actors, etc. Names like Leonardo Da Vinci, Amitabh Bachchan, Kailash Kher, and Picasso immediately pop into our minds.
Engineers, coders, doctors, IT guys, bankers, accountants, etc never make it to the list of ‘artists’ because they aren’t into any artistic profession, according to common belief.
While some would vouch for this logic, a man thinks that everyone who does their work with excellence is an artist.
Taking to LinkedIn, a guy named Vishal Dayama penned a lengthy note on why he thinks people should not use the title ‘artist’ snobbishly to demean other professions.
He went on to pen that being in the media industry, he knows multiple people (artists) who think more of themselves than an IT guy or a banker.
Dayama fails to understand that logic and thinks that anyone who does their work beautifully is an artist. He opined that every profession has its struggle and everyone has worked hard to be what they are.
Dayama continues to press on the fact that every artist is doing their job to survive and so is everyone else working in the ‘conventional’ fields. Hence, no one has the right to be snobbish.
“You are doing your job in order to survive. And you know who else does that? Everybody in the world. Just because you have succeeded in a field that was ‘unconventional’, it doesn’t give you the right to act snobbish. Let others call you an artist. Don’t go around calling yourself an artist. Call yourself a writer, a musician, a singer, an actor, or a poet. Behave normally.
After reading that stupid post and the ‘ego-inflating’ comments under it, I gave up on humanity for a second before realizing that I gave up on it years ago. Monkeys are better.” (sic)
He concluded the post by posting the googled definition of ‘artists’ which read that anyone who expresses themselves through a medium is an artist.
You can read the entire post here.
People online thought his lengthy post does makes sense. This is how they reacted:
His post also resonated with people on Twitter.
Probably the best LinkedIn post I have seen lately. pic.twitter.com/7aETWaLbL9
— Mitesh Dube (@dubeji18) February 7, 2023
— dravisha (@dravishakatoch) February 7, 2023
One of the few best reads on LinkedIn.
— Vidit Agrawal (@Vidit_Agrawal11) February 7, 2023
. @VishalDayama smooth vishal bhai smooth but very well said.
— Sagar Rout (@sagar_rout) February 8, 2023
— Kunal Yevankar (@kunal_yevankar) February 8, 2023
Lesson – Respect for all, no judgements to any ✌️
— Khushii_moon (@babe_orphic) February 8, 2023
IMO, he does have a point. Every profession has its own hardships. What do you think?