The calluses on the fingertips of my left hand are developing nicely and I can now play my New Love for longer than 15 minutes at a time.
No one wants to be described as hard skinned and insensitive. There's a premium placed on being open and sensitive and well, soft.
But calluses allow one to play the guitar for longer periods of time without pain - the only way to gain the proficiency to make music. I think the same applies more generally as well - the necessity of toughness to create something sweet.
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