Seth Godin reminds us that there is a season to tear down boundaries and a season to see the edge of the box:
Some artists continually seek to tear down boundaries, to find new powder, new territory, new worlds to explore. They’re the ones that hop the fence to get to places no one has ever been.
Other artists understand that they need to see the edges of the box if they’re going to create work that lasts. No fence, no art.
Can’t do both at the same time. …
In my experience, either can work, but only by someone willing to push harder than most in their push to be remarkable. Going with the flow is a euphemism for failing.