This is great Felicia. It’s absolutely true that people try anything to take shortcuts past doing the actual work. That’s partly the fear, but may also be simple impatience. The desire for instant gratification, the growth hack that will let them bypass decades of hard work. Unfortunately, that shortcut doesn’t exist.
I really resonated with your point that the best creatives are curious students. Everything in the digital world changes so quickly. If you’re not constantly learning, you’re constantly under-prepared.