As a child I was a bright student, always used to grab among the first 3 positions in my class, teachers used to love me (I was never a teacher's pet though) and my mom and dad (specially dad) supported me with his heart and soul. We always have guidance/influence from others in some way or the other. I was fortunate enough to get them I guess. But there comes a time in your life where you need to move alone and build your own responsibilities, you need to make your own ways, you need make your own decisions and you need to choose the right path.
The world is cruel enough to pull you down every time you want to climb up. But you can't stop there. You have to move on. You can't say you can't!
I have seen a lot of phases in my life in the last 25 years. In deviantART everyone says they like the way I talk to people, the way I treat them and the way I guide them. May be I shouldn't use the word "everyone", perhaps it should be at least most of them says so.
I get a lot of people coming to me and say, "Hey, you do a great job!" or "You are so kind to people" or may be "You are the most fun-loving and crazy guy I have met in dA". My answer to these will be simply "I try my best to be good in every way possible".
I see many deviants starting up to learn some new form of art or may be new tools but later they give up. My question is why did you even choose to do something which you didn't even want to continue. The most common answer we get is "I can't".
The world we live in: I know there are various circumstances in our lives which drives our emotions and capabilities to do things. But you can't stop something which you like to do. Remember, the biggest superstar in history just name anyone! does cry, does silly mistakes, does get bullied, does get embarrassed, does experience the same thing that a normal person does. Behind the screen, even I cry, I get hurt, I feel pain, I do silly mistakes, I get embarrassed, I lie or get scolded. But do you know how people win the world? It is very simple...They just don't give up.
If you have read this journal and want to see some real examples. Check the following videos. You'll know how special you are!
I watch them when I am low in my life
May god bless you, Sid
P.S. Do consider this blog so that you can read back whenever you need something to cheer you up.
There are people in the world who really "can't". I only wish people who "can", but are "unwilling" would come out and say it true: "I don't want to." Because usually, when you concentrate on finding a solution instead of the problem, you'll find a way. Nothing worth achieving is void of a learning period that lasts a lifetime.
One mother of a muscle ache after an epileptic seizure, two broken fingers, and a concussion on top couldn't stop me from doing what I am passionate about. If you're doing something and are happy to have an excuse for not having to do it for a while, then obviously you "can", but "don't want to". Simple.
Well, you are correct when you say you "don't want to". However, when you say, 'there are people in the world who really can't' I do not completely agree with you. Yes, I understand there are extreme cases like say one's hands and legs are chopped off just to get them into begging for 'business' (I hope that you are aware that there are a business like this) But on the contrary, Even a crippled person could survive and be known to the world for something. Please note that I am just talking of the chances and choices that one can make to make something happen that's all.
Be known for "something". Not anything. All one can do is make the best of a situation and accept that some things are not possible (or sensible). Don't merely think crippled. Also think allergic, epileptic, schizophrenic. Not everyone can do everything, and that's okay. It's supposed to be like that. Otherwise, achievements would count for nothing.
The thing that I thought was really great about you is, you always seem to be giving back to the community with your tutorials, and you also are responsive to comments and questions. I know how hard it can be to deal with a regular inbox yet alone one like you probably have, I give you so much credit for that!
Also, this journal really cheered up a lot of people. I especially loved the one with the homeless boy, on how much he went through to survive and all the hard work and what he was willing to do. It really made me fee a lot better