Seth Godin On Being an Artist
Seth Godin says that you don’t need a paintbrush to be an artist. Your tools can just as easily be a spreadsheet, a text editor, or a pipette. Art is an expression of your creativity, your passion, and your personality, regardless of the medium you use to convey it.
I love this definition. I wish it was taught in schools. Imagine kids figuring out how the Pythagorean theorem works instead of memorizing the formula. Or kids that don’t ask “when am I ever going to use this?” because they have to spend time grappling with the questions before they are given the answers.