Let's be happy for each other's progress
23 November 2018 | Columns
As a friend you have the influence to help someone to build that passion and help them get from one point to the next. I saw this at a recent party of Gazza's latest album and at Samuele's album re-launch too. The number of friends that came out was overwhelming. It was even more exciting to see fellow artists who have become friends go out in numbers to provide moral support for their friends.
Nowadays it is difficult to get legitimate friends who really want to see you succeed and we should also be mindful of whom we share our dreams with. Many times people do not support their fellow artists for fear of their creativity being stolen or used. Each person has his or her glory days and we should not hold back on support needed by our friends and fellows just because we do not want to see them doing better than us. We should also be okay with the fact that someday the next person will release work that is better than yours and that is fine too. We should also make peace with the fact that someone out there will always be better and we teach ourselves to be content with our own progress in life while offering support to our friends when they call for our help.