Have you heard of TED? It’s a great website full of talks that a huge variety of people have given. It’s full of inspiration and education. I first came across it as a teacher, and used a few of the talks as a tool for teaching literature, acceptance, and other things.
I don’t care who you are, you can find something that would interest you on this website.
This particular video below is a talk given by a young man who started a website during a particularly difficult time in his life. The point of the website was to highlight all those positive things in life and took off from there.
I think as writers, we are tasked with two things. To find and dissect the most horrible atrocities in the world and to find and celebrate the wonderful, amazing joys of this world.
Can you guess which I prefer to do? I think love is one of the most amazing things this world has to offer. It is powerful, it is healing, it is magical. And that is why I write romance.
I think what Neil Pasricha says in this video is so powerful and so inspiring. If you have a little bit of time, I highly suggest taking a look. (And if you make it to the part where he thanks his parents, be prepared to cry!)