So you have to play the game?
The funny question being how intelligently the relatively contradictory game is played.
How self-images can be ethically adjusted to improve the appearance of integrity? Fear, uncertainty, doubt, you have to play the game.
Why do people have to be wallflowers?
Contemporary painting is alpha jackal because there is no end to the greed of fame.
Scientific misconduct is certainly not an anomaly : We do need a better protection for whistleblowers. A step in the right direction, whistles may harm hearing. Fear, uncertainty and doubt, but an honest witness saves lives.
An honest witness saves lives. That has created a huge moral hazard and nothing is being done to control that.
"Investigations often fail to diagnose the environment that has allowed misconduct to flourish."
What is the math that you do to determine something’s meaning and worth?
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
It is a situation that’s ripe for bending the rules when a downturn hits.
All armed pictures have been victorious, and all unarmed pictures have been destroyed.
All these painters steal from one another.
Unhealthy self-criticism comes from being too obsessed with one’s results. What matters most is not what you know but who you know.
This is a sad confirmation of Tocqueville's fears about the omnipotence of the majority and the tendency of whistleblowers to be either drowned out or, as in your case, to drown themselves (Democracy in America, vol 1, part 2, chapter 7).
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
A popular phrase warning against complacency has been misattributed to the eighteenth-century Irish philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke.
There are essentially two ways to feel good about oneself: 1) be or become better than others, and 2) put others down any way one can. With actual talent running short, option 2) is what is left.
But at the end of the day, when this story is written, these things are the ones that are part of art history. And the other things are just stuff. True art is not done to sell. You have to look at long term graph. I think that tells a positive tale.