If hate encourages hate, what do you think kindness does?
Originally published: December 29, 2019
Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker
“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish proverb
Now is the time to conserve your resources for the long haul, not buy expensive toys or go further into debt because you’re bored & shopping is “therapy”. It’s not.
Posted March 20, 2020.
Unemployment claims: As of early April, 2020
The current state of the world is a notable reminder of how quickly life as we know it can change.
It is also an important reminder of how quickly our actions can change the lives of others.
Be sure to appreciate & support those you can & communicate with those you love.
Yes, times are tough. But it’s also a time full of amazing opportunities.
If you find yourself with “free time”, NOW is the time to take advantage of it.
Don’t waste it doing things you could easily do ANY time.
Connect. Write. Make music. Create art. Pursue something you rarely get time to do.
Do something worth remembering that you will thank yourself for.
These may not be beautiful times, but you can still do & make beautiful things despite them.
Write. Make music. Create art. Work on a skill.
Channel your love & passion.
Whatever it is, let your heart & creativity speak through what you produce.
We live in a world where an unfortunate number of people believe that if something isn’t affecting them directly, it doesn’t matter.
And so people who could avoid making a problem worse don’t take action because they must be personally inconvenienced by something before deciding to do anything about it. And by then, the consequences are worse than they would have been — sometimes catastrophically & irreversibly.
Being passionate about living your best life doesn’t mean being passionate about living a life confined by other people’s opinions, expectations, or fear of judgment.
It’s your life. Ignore what others are doing. Find what feels right for you.
Ideally, we could all go through life without the need for any support other than our own. But the fact is, having the support of — and being encouraged by — just one person can make even extreme challenges much easier to bear.
Be that one person for as many people as possible.
Excerpt from my book:
If you want to get on the path towards a better life, you must decide that taking steps down that path is more important than the things that are keeping you from it.
You must no longer allow yourself to be held back by a lack of discipline, a lack of resources, a lack of motivation, or a lack of initiative. And you must no longer allow yourself to be held back by fear.
Too many people spend too much time trying to be popular — or trying to produce popular things — an not enough time doing things that they’ll be proud of no matter the outcome is.
Being truly proud of your work and what you accomplish is rewarding regardless of its popularity.
Consistently doing — and seeking out things you can do that you’ll be proud of, no matter how things turn out — can be tremendously rewarding and will often increase one’s sense of self-worth and feelings about their life.