You are the books you read…

You Are the Books You Read the Films you Watch


They say that we become the average of the five people we hang around with the most.  And although it may be true that the people we hang out with have a profound impact on our lives, I also think that it goes much deeper than that. Everything we feed our mind on a daily basis not only affects us, but also shapes us into who we will become.

It’s not only the books we read (or don’t read), the films we watch, and the music we choose to listen to that helps to create our attitudes and perceptions of the world around us — but it’s also the fuel for our creativity and imagination.

What we see, hear, and experience every day becomes a part of our creative arsenal that we draw on when we sit down to do our work.  These are the images and experiences that we take apart and reassemble into something new.  As the Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think, you will become.”  This is why it is so important to be careful of what our mind sees and hears on a daily basis.

Just like a bunch of fourteen year old kids, our minds will automatically adopt the thoughts, habits, and beliefs of those around us.  So maybe your Mom was right after all…


“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, and the people you meet. You are what you take from these. You are a collective of every experience you have ever had in your life. You are every second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of experience and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind until they overflow and you have no choice but to create and show the world who you have become”  ~Author Unknown


Here are two articles from the site you might enjoy!

“The Five People You Become”  (Who’s in your five?)
“The Power of Artist Peer Groups” 
(Maybe peer pressure can be a good thing)



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