Some days everyone hates your art, ignores your writing, and can't be bothered to know you.
It's your job to keep being magnificent anyhow.
I need a discouraged emoji right here.
Art is harder to sell than gasoline or bullets. ....peace romance and capturing still life on canvass or film or sculpture has for millenia relied upon patronage and institutions to feed an artist or preserve a gallery/studio. ...even a Van Gogh family art dealer could not break through contemporary "tastes" to reward Vincent passion for color
It is impossible to be discouraged if you know how the real world works. Disappointment, which is often followed by discouragement is a product of a lack of understanding the manner in which the real world works and unrealistic expectations of it. This is something that is all too common in the creative legions who occupy a zone of "as it should be" as opposed to the "as it is".