The biggest things I’ve learned from podcasting.
1. I don’t want to be sponsored as a human, I can’t be held accountable for what I do outside of podcasting, I don’t honestly want to be responsible for what I’m doing now.
2. Just because I don’t understand it, doesn’t mean that other people don’t understand it.”
3. We’re in clickbait culture now. This sort of ‘we need to drive traffic’ so we’re going to report on the worst angles of everything possible because we know people will click on that and we know that will drive traffic… We are in a fearocracy right now where it’s just terrifying to look at anything.”
4. Consistent happiness really does take work. It’s not something that just happens at you… You have to seek it out, you have to see things that are positive, you have to experience it… It’s not like a fucking bus that you’re waiting [for], ‘where the fuck is this bus?’ ‘Where’s the happy bus? I’ve been waiting here for like a year, where’s the happy bus?’
5. “As you are is enough, you know to be a happy person. You don’t need to be the person on the baseball team, you don’t need to be the best dancer at ballet, you don’t need to do all these things that you just… when you’re happy with yourself then you’re enough… But you know and I think that’s valuable, but I also think, you know on the other hand I think sometimes, you know you look at people who are artists and who are creative, a lot of that is done as a rebellion to try and say something or prove themselves, so I’m hoping there’s some sort of a balance that can be struck where a person can feel like they feel good about themselves but also can communicate some element of that through their artwork or through their artistic expression. It’s very tricky because a lot of times people get into the creative arts as a way of saying to people ‘look I’m here and I matter.’ However, there are a lot of people don’t have that resiliency, or that determination, they just shut down. - 2 hours ago