Everyone should know they’re not alone, everyone has these issues and thoughts of sadness but they shouldn’t give up because they mean something and do something.
People great and small all have a purpose, and as little as they feel they’re doing, they ARE making a difference, even for someone else whether they know it or believe it. If they don’t feel they’re doing something for themselves, they’re at least doing something for someone else, and that’s a terrific feeling. I think people should embrace the idea that perhaps in the bigger picture, we’re not in this just for ourselves, we’re in it for others no matter how small or big of a difference we make. It IS something.
I can’t honestly say for certain I know or understand what people with depression go through, as I do have my own times of depression and sadness as well so I only know my own experiences. but I can only let them know that they are special, especially for themselves, if their heart is in the right place for others. I do what I do because it makes me feel good, and knowing that others enjoy it is even greater to me because I’m making just a small amount of people in the world happy, that’s enough for me. But I like to try and go with that and do more because even though it may not happen like I’d like it to, for better or for worse, I at least made that small amount of people happy. And I just hope that others can also understand that and go on believing that they make a difference.
When it comes to art, I always tell people to EMBRACE their weaknesses and try to do something different, something their not used to. If they get discouraged over that, they should understand that it takes time, patience, practice, and that nothing happens overnight. Because who knows, maybe what they DON’T feel confident about will be their greatest ally in the end. It just takes awhile. It’s OKAY to feel bad about rejection and such, because that’s a factor of life, but keeping in mind that you are trying, you will succeed, even if it takes years.
You may not like what you do now, but just continue to be passionate about what you do, embrace your mistakes, learn from others examples, in a few years, everything you did back then if just a few steps in the evolution of what you want to achieve. NO artist truly ever reaches their goal, but it’s the journey TO that goal is what makes being an artist so fun.
I hope in some way what I said means something.