Is it half empty, or half full? Both, man! Quit being such a mind slave. Drink more water.
Being a motivator, instigator, sparkler, inspirer, agitator, uplifter, goader, heart-connector, IS your purpose.
An artist will frequently have to choose to shun acceptable behavior, political correctness, and most common comforts to truly be in the spacetime of their genius. Playing it safe is painting by numbers; stealing a riff; autotune; obeying the clock; failing and failing and giving up; pandering to and placating the normals; ignoring and suppressing what the world needs of us.