Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Art Is Theft

We’re born as thieves. From the moment we leave the womb we pinch anything we can take: mannerisms, movements, words, likes and dislikes…

Not an original bone in our body.

But because we rip off so many people, nobody catches on that our potpourri of a personality is plagiarised. Some people even congratulate us on our originality! We’re such good swindlers that our genuine act fools ourselves.

But there’s one group of people who don’t fall for the hoax, they recognise nothing is completely new: the artists.

Which is why artists steal without remorse.

But a good artist doesn’t thieve indiscriminately. He takes only what fuels his imagination. Don’t believe me? The title of today’s post is a quote from none other than Pablo Picasso.

All the greats stole. And you should too. Because those who are too proud to be a thief—produce nothing.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach