Visionaries

Some people are known to be visionaries. People like Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Prince, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Elon Musk aren't known to be just like everyone else. Their way of being, of communicating and representing themselves seem to be at odds with the rest of society.

Those visionaries aren't different because they want to be - it's because they are different. The different way these visionaries dress and communicate is a function of their authentic differences, not the other way around. I think that's the definition of a true visionary.

Part of the difference of being a visionary, I believe, is an ability to embody a craft into an visionary's being. If you hear the stories of Freddie Mercury and Prince, you hear the legendary work ethic and devotion to music and sound. Their ability to make music is a function of their constant devotion to their craft and making their craft a core part of their being.

Being a visionary is to take a craft and live in its future. And to push themselves further and further into that future. To surround him or herself with other visionaries of a craft and pushing each other forward. To mentally be in that space for as long as possible, everyday.