About a month ago, someone placed a pair of hipsterish glasses on a museum floor as a prank. Within minutes, a crowd gathered to take pictures of the new “work of art.” You could read this as a throwback to the Dada movement or you could view it as yet another ironic, cynical, postmodern statement about creativity and taste in a culture of pastiche.
And you’d be right.
See the process is so important nowadays. When students see people excel in their field, such as writers or athletes, students have a tough time comprehending the work that it took. Things don’t magically happen, excellence requires work, failure, and the ability to tackle the task again.