Robert Greene Interview, Part 6: "Recognizing The Right Amount Of Passion"

Robert Greene Interview, Part 6: "Recognizing The Right Amount Of Passion"

Media December 03, 2020 / By Milena Z. Fisher, Ph.D.

"You put a soul into anything you create by the deep emotions you feel towards it."- Robert Greene

In 2019, TCP's Milena Z. Fisher visited Robert Greene, the author of many international bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, The Laws of Human Nature, etc. to have a conversation about his views on creativity. You can read Milena's subsequent article A Voice Of Wisdom In Creativity Quarrel: "Mastery" by Robert Greene in which she summarizes why mastery is such an essential read for anyone interested in creativity.

In this video, Greene uses a metaphor of a rider on a horse to explain what balance between the visceral and the intellectual (aka the lower and the higher self) seems ideal for achieving the best creative output. He expresses the view that whatever gets conceived without the right amount of deep emotional engagement will eventually be perceived as mercenary and "soulless."

Watch other clips from this series:

Part 1, The Importance of Mentorship
Part 2, The Meaning of Freedom
Part 3, The Lack of Attention
Part 4, Understanding Your Emotions
Part 5, Knowing Yourself
Part 7, Understanding Our Own Character
Part 8, Handling Adversity
Part 9:Suppressing Real Emotion
Part 10: The Real Meaning of Progress

Upcoming segments:

Understanding Our Own Character (December 8, 2020)
Handling Adversity (December 9, 2020)
Suppressing Real Emotion (December 10, 2020)
The Real Meaning of Progress (December 11, 2020)

Special thanks to Marx Ojemudia (MacreMedia) for the creative editing of the material.

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