…it’s just the siren song of that fat, weekly paycheck that no one can resist. So we give them the best / most productive years of our life. Then they hang us out to dry when we are old and there is some new kid (who is inspired by our past work) who is willing to take our place. It is no different then sports. When Kobe is 40, he is done and the rookie will be the one everyone is courting.
It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it should motivate us to do what we want to do to begin with…which is try to make our own, cool projects.