Sunday, September 28, 2008

The counterproductivity of a fatalistic view

Whether you like his music or not, it's hard to deny that Prince is one of the greatest artists in history.

According to Wiki, "he has won six Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2004, he was named as the top male pop artist of the past 25 years by ARC Rock on the Net, and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Prince #28 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

His music might not be for everyone, but the guy's talented.

In a USA Today interview last Friday, Prince talked about how he approaches competition:

"I learned from Jehovah's Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive. An agent I was talking to earlier today had this viewpoint that someone has to win and someone has to lose. Nobody who thinks like that gets very far. Look at Frazier and Ali. Both of them got something out of that fight. I understand competition, but not the kind where someone has to die or be disenfranchised."