People and Chairs offers a guest post from Kris Siddiqi on why he quit the acting profession.


Grendel:

Interesting. I didn't know skin colour was such a big deal for actors. I want to feel sorry for him, but at the same time I can't help but think "what did he expect?" Everyone knows that the entertainment industry is a cruel, dehumanising and brutally unfair environment. For every success story, there are a thousand shattered dreams. If I was trying to become an actor, I would be careful not to attach too much importance to my career. In general, it's wise to place little value on all those things that are out of our control, like the stoics taught.


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