Monday, June 20, 2011

On being inspired

I truly believe i can do anything. ANYTHING. Nothing is impossible.  Maybe it's because I've been obsessed with inspirational quotes since forever, or maybe it's because I had a good childhood.  I think it's because I listen when people give me advice.  I went to the mall with my friend in grade school when I was 12 and we came across a sample booth.  The woman working the booth was giving out sunscreen. She told me her biggest regret in life was not wearing sunscreen when she was my age.  I could tell this woman was serious and not just trying to sell me a bottle.  Ever since that day I have worn sunscreen everyday on my face at least.  Years later I would hear the song/speech "Sunscreen" which I also took to heart.  I read a book about struggle and I learn from it as if I lived it.  I try to learn from other peoples mistakes because I make enough of my own.  I don't think I know everything but I do feel like I have a HUGE advantage because I try "impossible."  I like to take risks.  I feel most alive when I am failing at something.  You can trash talk art school all you want but we learn how to produce, produce, produce.  Produce absolute shit! because eventually it will be good, why? because you worked hard and you didn't give up.  You may not like the final outcome, you will probably want to set it on fire but you have your finished something, you cared about something.  Where did all the passion go? where did your imagination go? get it the fuck back because it will change your world.  Every minute of everyday i am thinking about what I'm going to do next.  I people watch, i read magazines, i use my iPhone for good not evil and i desperately seek out what I'm trying to find.  You cannot wait for your life to come to you, happiness isn't a pill and it's not going to slap you in the face one day.  You are your own worst enemy.  Think about what you really want and do whatever it takes to get it. That's it. If you try your hardest and it doesn't work out then move on.  It's so easy, why does everyone make it so complicated.  If you want to be a country singer but you live in LA and majored in biology then fucking move to Nashville and tear the place apart.  If you want to get married and have kids then find the best, most fascinating person you can and love those kids like they're going to get hit by a bus the next day, everyday.  If you want to be a unicorn start a goddamn unicorn colony, I guarantee it will get its own capitol city someday if you truly believe in it.  It just pisses me off that nobody gives a damn about anyone or anything but they want everything.  I feel very lucky that I can get inspired by a plate of spaghetti but you can teach yourself how to do that, how?  look at the plate, pick out the colors, use your favorite color, go buy a t-shirt of the same color BAM! that's inspiration.  I'm sick of seeing really talented people settle for mediocrity, I'm sick of seeing my friends settle for guys and girls that treat them like shit, and I'm sick of everyone taking everything so seriously.  This is what makes my chest hurt, this is what breaks my heart.
Now, go forth and change the world or at least convince me to buy what you're selling


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