Autotelic

Doing something just for the sake of it.

Making art works better when you aren’t seeking external validation. It becomes more like play.

I feel that the most intrinsically rewarding types of activities are “autotelic” activities

Meaning, if you photograph for photography sake; you don’t care about getting fame, popularity, or lots of social media “likes”. You make photos because it is intrinsically rewarding– you love the process of making photos. – Eric Kim, Petapixel

… a good fiddler enjoys fiddling for its own sake, and that it is all the same to him whether he plays at a yokel’s wedding or a merchant’s funeral. Lud-in-the-Mist-Hope-Mirrlees- Hope Mirelees

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