To those who are having a hard time coping with everything that is happening in the world: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We will get through this. Please hang in there & stay hopeful. We need you. Do the best you can & lead by example. 💛
My heart goes out to every walking wound and broken heart who still chooses to be a source of light despite a world that repeatedly shows you darkness. Your struggles are rarely seen and the degree of pain you’ve experienced in life is felt by few. And as much as what you do goes unnoticed and unappreciated, you keep pushing forward with love, light, and kindness instead of apathy or darkness. You are truly heroes.
I received my first heartfelt “thank you” for my book this afternoon from a man who said the ending almost made him cry. Which sounds about right, because the ending almost made me cry when I wrote it.
It’s nice when emotions can transcend words like that. And I have to admit his “thanks” just now made me a little teary eyed.
He’s buying a copy for a friend. And says there are a number of lessons he wants his kids to read, so he’s “putting pages around the house”.
If that’s not one of the most complimentary things I’ve ever read, I don’t know what is.
Artists writers & creators, resist the urge to seek instantgratification. What you unveil today is simply the foundation of all your future work. Likes are hollow. Focus on your skills. It often takes years before creations/creators deserving of recognition actually get it.
FunFact: Those who benefit & profit from the current state of the world don’t want it to change. They want to ensure the statusquo even if it’s at your expense. Because when *they’re* benefitting, to hell with everyone else. Ah, the freedom of wealth & few consequences
Many people who say they support uniqueness still negatively judge & actively reject things that are different & openly mock creative displays of personalexpression. If you truly support “different thinking”, positive feedback & acceptance is far more congruent than mockery.
— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 20, 2019
People are influenced by example. Years of bad behavior on reality TV, abusive internet comments, a focus on superficiality & fame, and a lack of ethics, logic, empathy & emotional intelligence in leadership roles have all played their part in giving people permission to imitate.
— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 19, 2019