THE NO-BODIES THAT GET IN: HOW UNTALENTED ARTIST WINNING SHOULDN’T DISCOURAGE YOU

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“Put the work in.”


the ones that get in

In America, we have always had these viral sensations that come into the spotlight. No matter if it’s a musician, or some other talent. They come into the hearts and minds of people, but then they leave. Just as much as they make so many laugh and listen, you have a demographic that gets upset. And the upset is in how they managed to slip into the public eye.

When you awake, working on your craft, and they just make some video and next thing you know, they’re everywhere. They are on major TV shows conducting interviews and pop up at major award ceremonies. They’re treated like they’ve done these massive projects. But after a while, they fall off the face of planet as if they never existed.

why we like them

America is a place where we like the rags to riches story. It makes the average feel like there is still hope. So when these one hits come in from nowhere, we cheer them on. They have no backing, no one to show them the ropes. The connections to the entertainment industry don’t exist, and they do it themselves.

So when they hit, it becomes this Cinderella story. But eventually we see they don’t have talent, and they’re just like the rest of us. But for just a moment, it is a temporary escape from day to day realities.

short lived fame

As for a reality check, these one hitters don’t last. We always ask ourselves why are they getting all these opportunities. Then we see the rapid fall and that’s because they don’t have the talent to sustain. They might have gotten lucky with a song or video on the internet. But sustaining means bringing that again and again. And that is when they’re exposed, and we ultimately walk away from them.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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