lest I relieve you of your throats.
There will be some who follow a path set out before them. That vast majority will one day be modestly praised, by society, for following their rules, for doing what was understood to be right, and for contributing to the world as it was known. There will then be those few who follow a dream, a vision, a call. Society will do all it can to save these people from a life of perceived waste. Though when society finds itself unable to overcome their souls it will be given no choice other than to offer extravagant praise to those wonderful men and women for breaking their rules, for doing what they felt was right, and for changing the world in the midst of it all.
We like to call ourselves things: painters, musicians, photographers, models, Christians. What we need to do, more so than we need to tell others what we are, is prove to others what we are.