I am very much proud of this.
About Things Needing To Be “Good”
I want to respond to an inaccuracy I hear practically every day. People constantly say they they want their stuff, their creations, to be “good”. “I want my painting to look nice” or “I hope my essay turns out well”. This kind of talk breeds a culture where, in order to create things, the end result needs to be “good”. This is so wrong.
Your stuff doesn’t need to be good, it just needs to be something.
Don’t let the fear of the product stop you from starting. If that’s the way the world works, no one would’ve done anything at all.
When you’re in a supermarket and you think, I quite fancy a potato, you don’t think, oh, best to avoid eye contact. The only difference between a potato and a human being is a fear of rejection.”
— Simon Amstell - Do Nothing (via pomegranatejuice)