@sabweld: Now we are being called a whiner for being a hobbyist.
Wow, this lesson was a huge slap in the face. Unfortunately for Seth, I THRIVE off being challenged, so this was a positive wake-up call because I like fires being lit under me (metaphorically speaking. Forest fires are still really bad). Thanks to Sabrina for taking the words right out of my mouth.
Now, onto the question at hand…
These questions for “who inspires you” are always really tough for me because I draw nothing worthwhile from popular culture and it’s overvalued personalities. A lot of their fame and fortune comes from happenstance really, and these revered individuals continuing to be spoonfed their success offers no actionable life lessons worth emulating for me. (Investors are owners! Sounds like I’m perfect for Seth’s Bootstrapping Camp haha)
Just wanna take a quick moment to appreciate a few of the reals who take their lucky breaks and do good with it. Leonardo DiCaprio is a FANTASTIC actor and if you ever visit his social media pages, he never talks about himself. He only talks about the causes he wants his followers to invest in, namely nature conservation and human rights activism. He has captured my heart in more ways than one, and here is his twitter link here as proof –> https://twitter.com/leodicaprio
To me, true heroes are those who have achieved stealth wealth. My conditions for achieving stealth wealth are simple:
I’ve cited https://pro2.akimbo.com/t/reki-kawahara-and-a-world-of-swords/27597/6 in just about every response post, and guess what… I’m gonna do it again :smiling_imp:
So for a bit of context, Reki Kawahara is the creator of Sword Art Online, essentially my bible if I’m to not mince words here. He creates inside of the anime industry, which is renown to NOT properly compensate their creators, no matter how successful their franchises become (where the :dolphin: is this money going then? A question for another day…). Despite all this, Mr. Kawahara CONSISTENTLY puts out quality work, so he quite literally is not in it for the money. He just loves what he does so much. Drawing back on my criteria, here is why I adore him:
Sometime ago, I was perusing this series of youtube vidoes where a guy shadows Japanese everyday-men and women in their day jobs as a means to be grateful for the job I currently have. Sometimes it tries my patience, but it can NEVER be as bad as Japanese work culture. Like seriously. Avoid this place like the plague if you want to have a tolerable 9-5. Otherwise I will be visiting as a tourist as soon as the pandemic ends :)
Two videos caught me off guard as inspirational, and it DEFINITELY was not the jobs I was expecting.
I said that the anime industry is horribly predatory, right? Despite all this, one lone mangaka has found his niche while doing in his own unique way. Some of my favorite takeway from this video:
That last segment just
It’s not a matter of where you are, who you were born to, or what talents you already have. There is only question that really matters, and it’s how much do you really want it?
I’m already burnt out and have to write my daily today too… :tired_face: But I’ll leave on this note. This ramen chef just
( I love abusing this notation.)
with just how PASSIONATE he was in his craft to create amazing ramen. Sometimes when I feel down and don’t have the inspiration to create anymore, I take a deep breath and remember the ramen guy.
We all can stand to be a little bit more like the ramen guy.
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