On a very inspiring panel, Inga Humpe, Desiree Gruber, Leyla Piedayesh, and Ursulla Karven, discuss the relation between success, creativity, and human beings. “What is success? Is it all about becoming famous and rich?” asks actress Ursula Karven to the speakers.
“I think bravery is one of the keys to success. Fear is common to all of us, we all have fears and coping with them is what makes us strong” claims Desiree Gruber, co-creator and executive producer of award-winning project Runaway.
German pop singer and songwriter Inga Humpe admits that, at least in the beginning, fame and money were part of her dream to become a musician. “Over the years my understanding of success has changed. Connecting with people is what concerns me the most now. I usually ask to myself: what can I give to people? That’s when the creative process starts for me”.
However we all know that creativity, or talent, doesn’t always lead to success… but are these two the perfect couple anyways?
“I studied business to please my parents, but I was living somebody else’s life”, confesses founder of fashion label Lala Berlin, Iranian Leyla Piedayesh. “I found happiness in knitting, that’s actually what I love to do and that’s how Lala Berlin came up”.
“To me success is doing what you really want to do, it has nothing to do with money or fame. The key to live a successful life is not taking yourself too seriously”, adds Piedayesh.
Creativity is in fact a very broad concept, aren’t we all somehow creative? As for success, only a few are lucky enough to reach it. Yet, as Leyla Piedayesh points out, it may all be about doing what you love to do.