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Inspirational Inspiration

September 28, 2013 - Nicholas Terry
Let's step back from the world of music I usually involve myself in, and let's talk about life. This is not meant to be a platform for me to preach, but rather pass on the words of advice and inspiration that I have learned. I've been watching a lot of Youtube lately. Sure funny cat videos amuse me for a short time, but I find myself watching a lot of video game channels. Mind you, I love video games, but it's very rare that I get the time to indulge in the act of immersion of a good video game. That's alright, because this entry really isn't about video games anyway.

I've come to the realization that one can find inspiration many places throughout their life. In fact, I'd argue that it's necessary to look around and find that inspiration. There was awhile there where I seemingly lost my inspiration. Music has always been that for me, but I was in a funk that even my favorite records couldn't shake. I started watching Youtubers such as John "Totalbiscuit" Bain, Sean "Day[9] Plott", Jesse Cox, and JP McDaniels. If you're into video games at all, you've probably heard their name's mentioned. Listening to them talk about what they do, and feeling the passion for what they do is refreshing in the sea of negativity that is the Internet.

Maybe it's blind optimism, but I think there's more to it than that. Watching people create content or art that they want to despite the economy, culture, or any other detractors is surely an inspiring feat in and of itself. I suppose the point of this entry is to remind you that there is always reason to be optimistic in this world. It sounds obvious and simple in nature, but can be taxing over time. It's easy to get weighed down by the day to day struggle of life and those Debbie Downers out there. There's a quote by writer William S. Burroughs that I like that says, "When you stop growing you start dying". I believe that you can never learn everything about anything, and that there's always room for more knowledge. Just some food for thought, nothing more.

I'll include a video of Rodney Mullen on Ted Talk. It's interesting to hear him talk about his time spent in the skateboarding culture and how he uses it as a vehicle to talk about creativity in the modern world.

 
 

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Portmanteau

Oct-01-13 10:29 PM

Very wise words indeed.

Whocares2

Sep-28-13 5:44 PM

You again! Yawn

 
 

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