"In our society, their interpretation of the world is considered entertainment. In reality, it is a source of information and a form of influence. Because artist have high visibility, their ability to influence society is right after intellectuals. For this reason, they are high on the social ladder."
Artists are experiential and intuitive learners. They search the inter-self for ways to express their ideas. They may or may not have interest in academics. Because they don’t fully embrace academics, they are labeled failures by the intellectual world, unless they are making money."
Interestingly, many creative people like myself excel in physics and statistics - because we have an active imagination. But artists take creativity a step further: we product a product.