I Want Your Suggestions

Optimystic (@optimystic) 7 years, 5 months ago

Hi. I’ll keep this introduction brief because I know time is of the essence for all of us. I’m writing a book write now pertaining to the agonies and ambitions of young adulthood, and I’m trying to gauge reader’s interest levels through what I’ve currently written for my book’s introduction. I’d appreciate so much any and all feedback that you beautiful souls would be willing to provide. Thank you all for your time.

Dream Currency – Introduction

As far as I can tell, no book chronicling to any significant degree the agonies and ambitions of young adulthood exists. There are several that talk about the love tying together and tearing apart the constituents of the age, and there’s always an uncomfortable but necessary amount detailing themes of self-degradation, but I’d be remiss to say that any I’ve ever come across have uplifted, empowered, or inspired me in any truly practical sense. I’m disappointed by that fact, and though I may be ignorant of such relevant literature that does exist, the fact that nothing has ever come to my wandering mind speaks volumes to me. There needs to be a safe space for emerging adults. There ought to be at least one definitive resource—literarily or otherwise—that can not only capture, but also uplift and redirect our unique and ever-evolving energies, mentalities, and ways of life to pleasurable and progressive states, and with Dream Currency, I intend to provide just that.

So many people that I’ve met in life have expressed sentiments of indecision and hesitation, mental pain and spiritual anguish, and lacked validation and love. I wouldn’t say that I’m surprised by this, and yet, I’m far from comfortable with this familiarity. These are no desirable phenomenons, and yet, we’ve come to accommodate them like friends we’ve tried and failed to shed. This is no triumph for tolerance. Our collective well-being suffers from such thorns hung on to, and as we continually make space for them, they dig deeper, crippling us without regard. We can stop and even reverse this mindless trend we’ve tangoed with, but it takes a rare awareness to do so—one not many of us are familiar with or have the kind of time to cultivate. Well, luckily for you, I have chosen to suffer with my thoughts to provide just that. I want us all to have a resource to tap into when times get tough, and also when they get tremendous.

For the remainder of Dream Currency, I’m going to take as practical of a look into my life experiences as I can in order to craft this sort of existential haven for us young people to use. It’ll be one that is ever-maturing and mistake-prone, but also excitedly optimistic as that’s the state we all ultimately want to end up at. I’ve come across too many despondent souls while growing up; it’s time to convert permanently those at risk.

March 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm
JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

This is a really great idea!

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Thank you so much for responding. Your words have given me life.

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JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I really think this book is going to give a lot of people life.

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

I certainly hope so.

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Boy Under the Bridge (362) (@boyunderbridge) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

I know from writing my own book recently, even if it doesn’t get too many reads from other people. It’s still a cleansing and worthwhile experience to put yourself through. Good luck!

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

First of all, congratulations for writing your own book. Authorship is such a marvelous feat and I commend everyone who’s journeyed down the long road toward it. Secondly, your advice is spot-on. I’m writing this almost as much for myself as I am for others. Thank you so much for your imparted words and wish here!

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Boy Under the Bridge (362) (@boyunderbridge) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

No worries. I used Amazon’s store to host it but there are other services. You can get it free in PDF from here tho if you’d like to have a look http://eepurl.com/RxP5f :)

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Anonymous (2) (@) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

It’s really good that you’re using words like “we” and “us”, like the book is as much for you as it is for the reader.

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Optimystic (26) (@optimystic) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Thank you for noticing this. It’s definitely a goal of mine to resonate with others. I’m looking to climb out of negative emotions with my readers by my side. I’m not trying to instill any kind of authorial hierarchy here. We’re all in this together.

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