Work that is highly respected now might not have been back in it’s time.
As an example, Monet and Matisse weren’t highly respected during their time but now their work is highly thought of.
Shakespeare was respected in his day but not to the extent he is now.
It’s easy to know what is popular now but the real challenge is to know what will be popular next year, in 10 years or in 100 hundred years.
Anticipating and creating trends is the challenge. Following trends makes you like everyone else
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