Austin Kleon on How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me):
There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income.
I think the same thing is true of our idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
I could have quoted the whole post.
I think I’ll just steal it instead.