It's Not Just About You
Whether you are a writer, an actor, a producer or a director,
most talents carry a wish-list of success, fame, and fortune.
Yet everyone — rich or poor — has their own secret struggles.
For some of us it’s losing a few nights of sleep to meet
a submission deadline; or trying to reason with an arrogant,
ego-centric client. But for many it is much more serious.
While I work and advise creative talent, I don’t preach to strangers.
That said, regardless of how much celebrity you think you have achieved
(either real or imaginary), in the scheme of things, you are just
one human being amongst 7.7 billion people worldwide.
The next time you are feeling sorry for yourself — perhaps angry
and upset that you gained a pound or two… or noticed another batch
of wrinkles crisscrossing your face; or received your 22nd literary
rejection slip — the “crisis” you are facing may be so incredibly minimal
compared to what someone else is going through.
Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
My heartfelt prayer today and always: please practice empathy and patience.
Stay safe, and a healthy holiday.
- Sam David