“One should only follow a calling to be a practitioner in the arts if there is a genuine urge to do so”.
When people make statements of this sort, they sometimes come across as if they want to deny access to their fellow men and women who wish to be creative.
Opportunities abound for folks who want to get involved in the arts as hobbies or communal activities.
A lot of time, resources and energy would be saved if more of us could be honest enough with ourselves.
Perhaps artists need to learn how to identify kindred spirits who have the wherewithal to make the most of chances they get to be expressive and creative.