While I won’t give my work away, I have no problem with giving knowledge away. Sharing what I know and mentoring someone helps me.
Full disclosure time: That’s the big reason I started with creative & dangerous. These daily posts help keep me straight, give me needed practice, and generally keep things in perspective. As I encourage people, I get encouraged myself.
By all means, know your work has value and pursue that in the marketplace. But at bottom we still serve. Without service at the heart of the work, a creative doesn’t have much of anything to offer.