A friend (aka band psychotherapist Rockshrink) posted the following quote from Grammy-winner and former Fugee Lauryn Hill who is discussing why she left the music industry. It reminded me of how many people in church ministry, especially those who walk away, describe their
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“There were a number of different reasons,” she says. “But partly, the support system that I needed was not necessarily in place. There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it. In fact, as musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment — and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the [music] industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society, or at least some aspect of society. And it’s important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely. And then that sound radiates.” – Lauryn Hill, on why she stopped putting out music
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