There was once a small close-knit group of amazing artists, writers, composers and dancers who resided in Paris. They were referred to as the “Social Elites.” What set them apart were their gifts of intelligence and their interest in finding constant ways to better express their unique body of talents.
Many of them came from well-to-do prominent families who disowned them. They were highly rebellious, independent thinkers, refusing to follow traditional ways which left the majority of them virtual paupers.
Among this elite culture there were also designers and photographers. Not all of the members of this eclectic colony of artists came from noble means; many were just middle class social misfits. They were addicted to their vices and lacked the ability to govern their activities which impaired them from following the necessary disciplines that usually precede long-lasting accomplishment.
The lucky ones made the right contacts and used their connections to further their careers and eventually, departed from the cultural dynamism of the group. Others who were not so fortunate stayed on in favor of shedding the trappings of a more conventional existence. Eventually, their ability to be self-sustaining waned and they were forced back into mediocre lives.
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