The artist isn't just someone who paints, draws or plays music. The artist need only be a thinker, someone who questions all things around him and wonders at the universe. He likes to ask why, he likes to ask how. He sees the beauty in all things, large and small. The artist's life is full of elation and disappointment, in alternating cycles. Depression brought on by artistic failure is common, but
short-lived. The elation of a new challenge or the beauty of tomorrow's sunrise can soon replace today's sorrows. The believer never gives up, and eventually enjoys the fruits of hard won success. The life-long artist ultimately creates for himself, but is highly pleased when others find his work appealing. It means that he shares a common connection to the people who find his work equally as interesting, which makes him that much less of a loner. The artist is constantly at battle with himself and society to bring forth new visions and new thoughts.