It’s better to be your genuine self and have fewer of the right kinds of people in your life than it is to surround yourself with those who only accept you as long as you conform to their idea of who you should be.

Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine...

Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine…

Excerpt from: Not everyone will understand your journey.

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” — Zero Dean


September 30, 2015:

quote-investigator-banner-smallToday I am truly honored by Quote Investigator (AKA Garson O’Toole), a person whose work I’ve respected for quite some time.

After thorough research, Garson has concluded that I am the author of the often shared, but rarely attributed quote, “Not everyone will understand your journey…“.

Thank you, Garson. It truly is an honor.

In 2015, on Facebook alone, “Not everyone will understand your journey…” has been shared with over 15 20 MILLION people …

Which is kind of great. I’m extremely pleased that people like the message so much! The only issue is that it’s being shared without any attribution and often with someone else’s company, logo, and/or website attached.

[From Reddit to Facebook to Pinterest to Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter, this actually happens with many of the things I’ve written, but this is the most popular and also most “dear” to me because it’s so reflective of my personal journey that inspired it.]

If you see my work in the wild without proper attribution, it would be tremendously helpful to me and those who might appreciate some of the other things I’ve written if you mentioned the source.

~ Thank you.

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Zero Dean

Zero Dean

Author of Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled. Professional photographer. Filmmaker. Humorist. Into photography, art, kindness, compassion, and living beyond comfort. Normal is boring.