“During the last five years of his life, Lucian Freud ate dinner most nights at the Wolseley. He was intensely private and i’ve never known a person to be so clear as to how they wanted to live their life. I always thought ‘selfish’ was a pejorative word but, through Lucian, I learnt the inherent honesty of its meaning. It epitomized his approach to life: He never did anything unless he wanted to.
“One night we had someobdy waiting in the restaurant for him and he hadn’t arrived, which was very unlike him. Concerned, I called him and was relieved to hear his voice as he reproached himself for not having the date in the diary. I told him i assumed he didn’t want to come, but he was incredulous. ‘But don’t you see,?’ he said, ‘if i didn’t want to have dinner with them, i never would have arranged it.’
Obligation was not something Lucian understood.”
This is actually an awesome attitude. Think about it. If you always do what you want (within the law) and excluding the obvious (death & taxes) then you’re never going to burden anyone with the guilt of being ‘obliged’ to you.
Lucian Freud was an amazing artist, the grandson of Sigmund Freud – the Taurus shrink – and a man of whom one of his lovers said “there was a lot that was infuriating about him, if he had a view on something or someone, he wouldn’t be budged and he’d go on and on about it until thought you’d go mad. He was funny though, which redeemed him.”
He was SAGGO – lol – how much does the above fit our Sagg?
But more than that: Sun + Mercury in Saggo trine Chiron-Lilith in Aries and Neptune in Leo.
That’s a massive Grand Fire Trine. Of COURSE he thought obligation just totally beneath contempt.
But to get away with that, he needed talent, his charm/humor and an insane work ethic.
Not sure what he had rising?
I’m rooting for Pisces.
And, who’s tried Primordial Selfishness on as a strategy lately?
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