When you’re young, everything is so uncertain. You might want to be a big deal director, a famous graphic designer, or, hey you’re on Bookstr, a renowned writer. But there are so many options in college. You can study theology or physics or business administration. If you don’t go to school, then there are even more options. The whole world is out there for you to explore, but that’s not freeing. It’s overwhelming.
This is what experienced folks are here for. They’ll give you advice or share a relevant anecdote to teach you from their experience. Stephen King is one such person. He does a lot of talking and a lot of writing, and so much of it can help young people find their footing. Here are some of my favorite things King’s said.
1. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.
2. Get busy living or get busy dying.
3. The scariest moment is always just before you start.
4. You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
5. I think that we’re all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better – and maybe not all that much better after all.
6. Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.
7. Go then, there are other worlds than these.
8. A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.
9. Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
10. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
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