- dont yell at them
- dont say you’re disappointed in them
- dont say “cheer up” and expect anything out of that
- dont ignore them
- fucking talk to them and just be there for them
- listen to them
- but seriously don’t fucking yell at them
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it. The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.