You're no longer good at your job the moment you think you're too good to take advice.
The majority of my problems stem from me putting myself down.
I always had a child-like anticipation whenever I saw Flora. Everytime. No other person made me feel that way on such a consistent basis.
I may not end up w/ Flora, but she taught me my definition of true love. She taught me a lot about what I have been searching for in this life.
Fightland treats its writers like fighters. In other words, they treat you like shit, but you're somehow better b/c of it in the end.
Being an investigative journalist is essentially a job designed to determine the truth in a matter. I guess when put like that, it makes total sense that that is my chosen profession.
I think one of the most helpful tips I've heard on being a good writer is the importance of being curious.
A huge part of how capitalism works is profiting off people's depression. In other words, there are systems in place that intentionally keep you trapped in cycles of depression b/c that is how it generates profit. It is truly, truly sick.
There is something super endearing about hearing your father call himself "kind of a half-assed sort of guy".
My father described going back to Taiwan as going back to the land of his childhood as a rich man. I get it. In many ways he beat life. He's losing in other ways, but that's where I come in.
You cannot be too invested in how you feel.
When was the first time you were hurt?
I see now that this entire process has been about acquiring armor for my return to Brazil.
One of the best things I heard tonight was a fiction writer describing to me what he does. He finished by saying, "I've just given myself license to make up stories."