why artists have large egos
Even the most inconspicuous wallflowers and those naive enough to claim that they shy away from idealism claim a stance of being. The statement “I am an artist” is an ontological one. Words are heavy, anchors in the tide. Being is steady and weighs itself against the waves. I will beat this metaphor to death because words (I am an artist) produce actions (egoistical ones) which in turn assign meaning (being).