Ira Glass on People Who Do Creative Work

Ira Glass is the executive producer and host of the popular NPR show, This American Life which I listened to religiously during my commute to work mainly because it chronicles stories which are almost impossible to hear anywhere else. As a result, the content I feel has made me sharper, it’s increased my emotional intelligence and to a certain extent made me laugh more on a regular basis.

You would think if I’ve been listing to Ira all this time, I would have undoubtedly at one point have come across this brilliant understanding that Ira came to regarding the struggle that people who create stuff go through. I encourage you to listen to Ira himself describe but I’ll leave you with a snippet of his statement that resonated with me the most: