To answer the question posed by the title of this blog post I will say simply this: It doesn’t matter. As long as you know there are stars, you’ll make the right decision for yourself.
I see too many people around (not just in the dance scene) trying to hold others back because, by forcing them to remain below them, it keeps their self-esteem high. This is a form of oppression via ignorance.
Anyone who tells you that you don’t need to explore or learn more, that you shouldn’t try to improve yourself, that you don’t need to know what else is out there – is trying to hold you back. Question these people.
You can only make an educated decision about what you want when you know the possibilities. If you know what’s out there and then decide you are happy where you are, then that’s wonderful and perfect for you! By no means should anyone put any expectations on you in either direction. But if you don’t know what’s possible, how can you be sure that staying put is what you really want? In other words, if you’ve never been permitted to see the stars, how can you be sure you don’t like them?
Educate yourself. Explore. See. Hear. Feel. Learn. THEN decide what you want. Don’t live in a cave of darkness and ignorance. Allow yourself to live to your fullest and happiest capacity every day.