There's so much of it and I kind of despise of it.
And I know I'm a part of it, how hypocritical!
But do you think Woody Allen and Spielberg sat around sharing self-help books and Godard quotes? No, they were too busy building their careers and working through their failures!
Failure is not optional, it's a MUST! No writer, director or actor (who you care about) got anywhere without huge amounts of failure.
And I'm not talking about the kids from Harry Potter or the actress of the week with the perfect boobs.
I'm talking about the people you really care about who shaped your passion for cinema.
Your bad scripts, you're depressive days, your films that flopped, they're part of it! Everyone who ever did anything went through the same and more. You can sit around reading the story about Edison and the lightbulb ten more times or you can be practicing your art every spare moment.