This is my whole point about pain. Pain has given us so many gifts, 21, sam smith cd, every bruno mars track, confessions of fire, 808s and heartbreak. The majority of the biggest love ballads ever were based on losing love. The matrix was written by a hurting woman. Harry Potter was creator by a hurting, homeless woman struggling with her children. Not to downplay it, but love and happiness are some of the worst things to ever happen to a creator. An artist. Happiness lowkey kills creativity. Hell, even hov was unhappy in the struggle trying to get money. And we got classics. When he got rich rich we got that kingdom come nonsense.
I love Adele. I always will. I don't blame her for not being the same woman from 21. It's life. We hope to not be unhappy, even if pain and the longing to not feel pain anymore, is what truly drives us.
The truly gifted are those who create magic in times of good and bad.
How u gon forget to mention Joe Budden?
But you're right pain and struggles create greatness, usually because of the lesson's learned, the flood of mixed emotions it brings.