Society6, for example, is great passive income, leaving me to fill the rest of my time with things that interest me. Check it out:
Attempting to discover connections between personalities and aesthetics.
Immersing myself in whatever mental/artistic/musical pursuit happens to spark my interest.
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I think about how to grow Spires to be a more successful company, and make more money with my art.
I think about how language is an imperfect means by which we are left to communicate. That our original, inner thoughts are much more varied, textured and rich. Through the lens of language, we cram our delicate and complex thoughts into crude representations. It's like a photo that has been reduced to black and white only, allowing no greys. In this way, we must speak and write in contrast. The more nimble linguistically are able to simulate a kind of verbal halftoning to effect the inner richness that they seek to express.
This is why I choose aesthetics over language. I feel that I am capable of more accurate, subtle, moving, detailed expression than with words.
Aesthetics are powerful. If we could uncover the means by which people have their tastes, we might discover the master key by which people respond in consistent ways. This then could lead to discovering the quintessential 'human song', for instance. This would be a fascinating breakthrough.