What Differentiates an Artist

What differentiates artists from non-artists, especially in this postmodern era, is the willingness to expose their own neurosis. It’s not about talent or skills. Most people are simply too scared to share such intimate inner selves. But if nobody did what artists did, we would all be more neurotic because our standards of normal behavior would keep going up, which in turn will alienate us further and make us more neurotic.