The world needs it.
Imagine if Bjork became an accountant.
The Beatles? Mechanics.
Stevie Nicks became a hairdresser.
Being an artist is hard. The pay is usually crap (if there’s any pay at all). The hours are never ending (and you can never retire). Being an artist is a way of life that requires sacrifice, commitment and deep wells of self-belief.
And all for what? A couple of paintings? A song? A book?
If you doubt the point, think about what moves you. Is it your tax return or is it an old song that reminds you of a scene in a movie?
Art is the fairy in the bread.