Unless you look like Brad Pitt, it's really hard to have full control of your character.
When I was a teenager, my biggest lessons came from Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley. I learned so much from opening up for those artists, and it also taught me how to treat your opening acts and make them feel like they're part of a family, not just a tour.
Who wants to get really granular with sabermetrics when you're going to see a two-and-a-half-hour Brad Pitt movie? You don't go to the cinema for a maths lesson.
No matter what heights you achieve, even if you're Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.
Maxine Hong Kingston
Aubrey de Vere