Banksy makes me feel pretty inadequate and a failure as an artist with his awesome stuff all over the place that people love. It makes me feel small, un-sexy and unpopular. Whenever I see work like this from Banksy that people share and show their friends it makes me want to give up art. Why even bother?
“My suite had everything one needed to make the transition to another world not only easy, but pleasurable. Endless television channels, a BBQ for evening after evening of grilling, an ice machine built into the fridge door for constant chilling, a garburator — I have no idea how to operate a garburator or what to put in one — and a La-Z-Boy reclining chair, the cornerstone of any retirement plan.”
The inner-directed character is concerned not with “what one does” but with “what people like us do.” Which is to say that she looks to her own internalizations of past authorities to get a sense for how to conduct her affairs.