And this post is. It is about how John Green is so wonderfully meta and smart and *gets* how to inspire people and understands that what we put into the world changes the world.
But it's also about THIS ARTICLE on writerly envy, subject: John Green. (See how it all ties in?)
And I don't want to judge or shame anyone. Everyone is allowed their Feelings. And writing is such a tough industry--rejections all around, all the time. So, by all means, have the envious Feelings. But also know that there are ways to not wade into and get swallowed up by those Feelings.
With this perspective, our mental state would be so much healthier:
Courtesy of Aish.com
I think that video stands for itself. Without further distraction, here is John Green's fantastic and eclectic TED talk on paper towns:
I love how Aslo became something, just because people believed it already *was* something. :) Just makes you want to write, right?
Have you struggled with looking into someone else's bowl? Have you ever joined in the online learning classroom? I know it helps my research as a writer--what did writers do before the internet?!