"Do you want to watch the world on a screen or live in it so meaningfully that you change it? "

I worry.

I worry about people who are addicted to their smart phone. I worry when friends play games on their phones during social gatherings. I worry that people mistake The Daily Show as a reliable news source. I worry whenever I watch a reality TV show. I worry when I write on someone's Facebook Wall, if it's for them or me. When I am on my couch watching an inspiring documentary or movie, I worry if my life could ever be as inspiring.

I worry.

One of my favorite painters recommended I read the commencement speech given at Stanford in June 2007 by Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. If you are an artist of any type and you worry, you should read it.