By Victoria Lynn Hall
After we finished recording this episode, I remarked to Jesse that it is such a luxury that I’m able to do our podcast, and everything else I do for Amplifire Project, for free.
A few hours later, I’m still thinking about how in a world that tends to monetize things; where almost everything costs money and so much of what we do feels like work, it is a luxury to be able to do something just because you want to and not because you have to.
I’m so grateful that I have that luxury; not because I think it would be wrong to make money off of doing a podcast or writing for a blog but because, for me, it relieves me of having to worry about the results. Sure, I want tons of people to listen to Ask Jesse and to read this blog but I don’t really need them to. For once, I can do something because I think it is worthwhile in itself; because I enjoy doing it and it suits my abilities; because it challenges me, teaches me and helps me grow.
It’s amazing how the more I do what I love to do: co-creating and collaborating with my Amplifire Project community, the less I feel like I have to achieve some extraordinary level of materially measurable success to feel validated.
It truly is one of the great tragedies of the time we live in that there are so many people in the world who are too busy doing things for a living that they can’t manage to do very much just for the love of it. However, if you are able to grant yourself such an indulgence I think, like me, you will find it life changing.
And it is my hope that changing our lives can help create some change in a world that too often values money over love.
In this episode Jesse mentioned this article by Benjamin Studebaker: What it’s Like to See Bernie Sanders in 2021
I mentioned this post by Caitlin Johnstone (who generously allows us, and anyone else who wants to, to repost her work without cost or restriction): Caitlin Johnstone: Be Your Own Revolution
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A Los Angeles native, Jesse Crall graduated from UCLA’s English Department before working as a copywriter, script reader and project manager for an engineering firm.
A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.