Cake day26 Nov 2017
> **You should always support your kids and their natural talents. And if you nurture them, great things will happen. That’s what 9-year-old Joe Whale’s parents thought when they encouraged their son to keep drawing, even though he got into trouble for doodling during class. They sent Joe to an after-school art class and his artistic abilities were quickly noticed by those around him. In fact, Joe was invited to decorate the dining room of the ‘Number 4’ restaurant in Shrewsbury, England. Now, Joe is known as The Doodle Boy and has his own website, as well as social media pages showing off his awesome art.** [**SOURCE**](https://www.boredpanda.com/doodle-boy-decorates-restaurant-joe-whale/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic)
As long as you’re alive and healthy, you can still do it! The time will pass anyway, so you might as well give it a try! Five years from now, you’ll wish you had started today. It will be difficult at first and you’ll have plenty of challenges along the way, that’s where a positive mindset comes in handy: Believing you can do it will be your strongest weapon against both self-doubt and your detractors. Think about it.
It doesn’t matter! The time will pass anyway. Ten years from now, you’ll still be 40 if you’re alive. You could either be 40 and not be a doctor or being 40 and be a doctor. I’m not saying you want to be a doctor, I just used it as an example. Life’s too short. As long as you aren’t hurting yourself or anyone else, you can do whatever you want. Go for it!
For doing something like this, he must care deeply about his students. Most of us are so used to dealing with over-demanding and ruthless educators who have lost their passion for teaching a long time ago, and are just waiting for their pension. It’s just so nice to be reminded that most educators actually care about how their students are doing. This one truly made me smile.
That “idiot” was a person who truly liked OP’s motivational post. That “idiot” probably felt inspired by it and wanted to thank the poster for their contribution. That “idiot” is a human being with feelings. You don’t know them, so why insult them? That’s just classless. And why are so bothered by it? It wasn’t your money! People can spend their money on what they want.
The fact that you realize that you need to change makes you a better person than many. Selfish and toxic people don’t have the self-awareness that you possess. Judging by your comment, you seem both respectful and mature. I can sense some kindness in there, as well. If you feel that you have to change, do it for yourself and others who can benefit from the “new you.” Letting go of toxic tendencies is both freeing and peaceful. You become more compassionate and understanding. Selfishness is gone. I wish you nothing but the best. You sound like a lovely person, as well. I hope you have both a productive and satisfying rest of the week. And thank you for posting that wonderful comment; it’s really made my night much better than it was!
See? You’re truly a lovely person! Thank you for doing what you do. I think it’s important for others to know that not all people online are arrogant, rude, or mean; there are lots of humans who are kind, respectful, and decent. On many subreddits, I’ve seen how nice compliments are downvoted into oblivion, while crass jokes and salacious comments are praised to high heavens. Plenty of individuals feel that paying a compliment or making a nice comment is seen as a weakness, as being soft, cheesy, or corny (I’ve seen this countless times online throughout the years). That’s why I was pleasantly surprised when I read your beautiful comment. And that’s why I love wholesome communities like this one! There are so much negativity in the world, and this is a safe space where we can avoid all of that for a moment. Keep it up, lovely stranger! Please don’t let others change how wonderful you are.
Honestly, not my taste. I’m not the kind of person who judges others for the things they like, though. You won’t ever hear me criticizing a movie or song I dislike; that movie or song may not be my cup of tea, but I know someone is likely to love them, and I always take that into consideration. To each their own.