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  • First, learn all the rules.
    All the better to break them.

    Don't believe in yourself too much.
    Over-confidence closes the mind.
    Self-doubt sharpens heart, brain, hand and creative tools.

    Find your personal space. Physical and real. Somewhere to retreat to, somewhere to stride out from. Somewhere to leave your prepositions dangling. Somewhere you are completely accepted, even when you are not understood.

    Finally, make mistakes. Do not be afraid to ascend and descend steps, to repeat, to meander. To stop and stare. There's on fun in being right all the time. Perfection is dull: it's the journey, not the destination that matters.
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