On January 27, 2021, I started Sharing is Caring to prove to myself that I could start and maintain a writing habit. My intention was to write primarily for myself, to help make sense of a broken world filled with antiquated advice—urging us to work harder, keep pushing, suck it up, be strong. This—the advice says—is how you become successful.
Sure, this is one path to success. And, in an Ayn Randian/Atlas Shrugged world, strong-willed behavior is incentivized. But it also creates many problems, oness with dire consequences that we see all around us, like overwork, burnout, and health and relationship problems.
Shit rolls down hill. We don’t have to succumb to the mindset of our parents and grandparents if it no longer serves us. We can do better. We must do better. Our wellbeing and quality of life is on the line.
My intention with this newsletter is to share new perspectives. To share new ways of living, working, and being with one another, so we create a world of harmony and not conflict. What started out as a self-indulgent newsletter, to prove to myself that I can start and maintain a writing habit, has actually turned into a wake-up call. I have realized that I am not alone in feeling stress and despair, and that my writing can help others as much as it can help me.
If you would like to support my writing, you can buy me a coffee ☕