Kevin Smith’s Advice On Following Your Dreams

August 10, 2011 | No Comments » | Topics: Motivation

@YourRealDad76: I lost my job, and have a chance to "start over"… What the hell should I do?

Here’s the "secret" everyone always asks in regards to how I "did it" (whatever "it" is when asked). It doesn’t even take TALENT to do what I did; I’m living proof of that. All you need to do is identify what you love to do and monetize that.

If you like jerking off, sell your sperm or wank for pron. If you like dogs, monetize your canine interest. Lazy motherfcukers like me will always pay someone to wash his dog(s). Some folks will pay you to babysit ’em!

If it never feels like work, it’s NOT work.

Life is mutable; the rigidity of working for someone else doesn’t allow for much flexibility. So create your own ideal universe.

The secret to a successful life is hardly a secret; it requires you to be

self-centered as all fcuk, is all. So long as it’s not at the expense of others, make yourself the center of your universe. You only get to do this ONCE, so try to take as much stress out of the process as you can.

Why stress out in some office wearing clothes you hate, when the REAL stress lies ahead, as we face an inescapable grave. Doubt I’m gonna go quietly into that good night, so I’ll save the stress for then.

Sadly, as far as I’ve learned, we can do NOTHING to alter death; it’s GONNA happen.

But life? We can shape & change the fcuk out of life!

@wicked12: It’s about finding your bliss, right?

It’s summed up on this dopey yoga wall hanging the wife has in the house that I only really understood this year:

That’s worth working for. It took me 40 yrs, but I finally realized my divinity in this lifetime. Not talking “Clapton is God” or Lennon’s “We’re bigger than Jesus” when I say this: but we can each… hell, we SHOULD each make of ourselves… a god, for lack of better expression.

And I’m not talking the drag-some-kid-into-the-woods-and-cut-his-heart-out bullshiet; I’m talking about finding for ourselves the same reverence the faithful reserve for the divine.

And what better to shoot for than mortal divinity? And not that angry god bullshiet, either: if the X-Men taught me anything, God loves & man kills.

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