“You’ve got to bet on yourself. Be rad. Be free.”
We had a conversation about fatherhood and managing a creative career with Ryan Miller, film composer and lead singer of @guster. Many awesome and interesting things were said.
"I never ask my daughter what she wants to do. I mean this is so far down the line for me, but I’m just not one of those people that are like, “what are they going to do?”
I’m so glad I’m not in this culture where it’s all about what school they get into. I don’t know if I care. I went to a good school and I’m glad that I did, but it’s like maybe they go to school, maybe they don’t. When I was thinking about what kind of kids I want them to turn into…I just want them to be kind. I want them to be happy.
I’m so curious to see what kind of people they’re going to become and not what their job is going to be.
Even though, for me, my job is so tied into who I am. And for a lot of my friends it is because they’re really following their passion for who they are as people. I hope that that’s kind of the big picture thing, not, “what are you going to do when you grow up?” It’s like, just be rad. Be free, and yeah, you want to dance, then dance. That’s the gas I’m trying to throw on the fire.
It’s trying to make them just be really free and open expressers of who they are, and less about practicalities of how it’s all going to filter out. Because if you’re just smart and rad, then you can always find a job."
Read the whole thing on Parent.co.