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Topic: Big Think, 10 Under 20 Expert, Benji Goldsmith

Goldsmith:    I think you need to have a really strong passion for whatever it is.  Most people say, if you’re not a 100% passionate about… that’s a bad thing to talk about, let me go back.  I think it’s really important that someone has a lot of passion and genuine just kind of love for the arts.  I think, for me, it’s… music has always just been part of my life, I can’t really imagine my life without music, I can’t imagine that I’m ever going to stop playing piano, I can’t imagine myself ever not being able to just compose, it’s something I just… is really truly a part of me.  And so if there’s something that you really feel is a part of you like that I can’t imagine you not going through with it, not just making that a part of your life, I don’t know what I would do without music.


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