My memory is AWFUL. But I remember a few things. I remember watching that documentary about Bill Cunningham years ago and his quote:
“If you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do, kid. That’s the key to the whole thing.”
When I watched that documentary, I was pretty broke. I could get behind it because “Hell, I don’t have any money! Screw money!” As I write this, I don’t have a problem making money. It changes things.
So here are two things that I know to be true about money, based on my own experience:
- Money has allowed me to make some of my favorite work.
- Turning down money has allowed me to make some of my favorite work. (Specifically, asking someone not to pay me so that I can freely make what I want.)
Turns out, it isn’t money. It’s a lot of other things. More on that later.
I mean, I have 97 more days. I can’t share all my thoughts at once.
PS: This is a $20 bill that I found on my walk today. If I was a serial Monopoly player that had a $200 billion trust fund, this would be the best day. But alas, I am a normal person and this isn’t real money so it just makes for a great photo. I left it on the sidewalk. Is that considered littering?
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