On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival.
The folk music establishment was not impressed. In fact, they were down right angry. They viewed Dylan's metamorphosis as a put-down, a betrayal.
The establishment despises change.
The establishment wants you to advance the agenda of the establishment. The establishment is the antagonist of the champions of innovation.
The establishment is not interested in creation.
The business of the establishment is to cogitate, commentate and curate. To keep people muddled in the establishment's intellectually mysterious knot of beliefs and traditions.
Don't be part of the establishment. Cut the damn knot. Do something bold and meaningful.
Will you piss people off? Absolutely. So what?
William Blake wrote, “I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
So is yours. Let go of your need to please and your desire to fit in and do something unimaginable.
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