ReactionsToConstraints (ThoughtStorms)

Floating around the question of IsPhilAnArtist?

There are three kinds of reaction to constraints.

The first two seem common among the artists I know : to reject the constraint. To assert that it doesn't exist and to fight against it. To try to overcome it by acting as if it weren't there. to recognise but reseent the constraint.

I, on the other hand, have some respect for constraints. although there's clearly a danger of simply letting myself be "beaten" by them, I recognise that in principle constraints can be enabling. They are the edges that give shape to the world. They are the shape of the world. Not all constraints are to be regretted.

Or maybe this is just BecomingConservative?