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9 Crucial Reasons To Not Be A Poet

Poetry is lost somewhere these days and there is a reason behind it.

9 Crucial Reasons To Not Be A Poet
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Poetry is an art which was valued highly in the older days but with the coming of the modern age, poetry has almost lost its value and poets are not being given the respect they deserve. Poetry is left where it was in the earlier times and a very few people consider poetry as a career option.

Here are a few reasons on why you should not become a poet.

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1. Poets make no money.

1. Poets make no money.

It's true that poets make no money. This is a very good reason to not write poetry.

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2. Reading and Writing poetry gives you an appreciation of the finer things in life.

2. Reading and Writing poetry gives you an appreciation of the finer things in life.
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You know about good food, good wine, and all the other good things when you read and write poetry but. The only problem is you have no means to get them and this can lead to a lot of frustration.

3. There is no fame in poetry.

3. There is no fame in poetry.
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Unlike fiction, for example, there is no fame in poetry. Until you are too old or too uninterested to enjoy it. It always helps to die early if you are a poet because then you get very famous.

4. People think you are weird.

4. People think you are weird.
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People think that you are weird and you are.

5. There are too many occupational hazards.

5. There are too many occupational hazards.
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There can be occupational hazards like alcoholism, addiction, broken marriages, broken faith and a broken liver. Madness, silence, and early deaths are also some of them.

6. It takes a long time to become good at the technology of poetry.

6. It takes a long time to become good at the technology of poetry.
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7. You will judge people by their metaphors.

7. You will judge people by their metaphors.
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You start judging people by the metaphors theu use and you'll always do the same.

8. There are no translators.

8. There are no translators.
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Fiction writers get translated a lot but poets do not get translated because it's much harder to translate poetry than to translate fiction.

9. There is no respect for poetry.

9. There is no respect for poetry.
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Watch Jeet Thayil talk about why you should not become a poet.

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